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Han-Mongol encounters and missionary endeavors : a history of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 1874-1911
AuthorTaveirne, Patrick
Pub. LocationLeuvenPublisherLeuven University Press/Ferdinand Verbiest Foundation
Date2004Phys. Desc.684 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBV3415.L489 no. 15
Han-Mongol encounters and missionary endeavors : a history of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 1874-1911 / Patrick Taveirne.
Based on author's Ph. D. dissertation, 1999, Catholic University of Leuven.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [583]-616) and index.

"Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors traces the history of the Belgian Scheut mission within the ecological, geopolitical, socioeconomic and ethnocultural context of the Mongol-Han borderlands during the height of European colonialism and the collapse of the Qing dynasty.The main subjects of this study are over 100 Roman Catholic Missionaries form the Low Countries (Holland and Belgium) who worked in the Southwest Mongolia apostolic vacariate. The vicariate constitutes the geographical boundaries of the study. The timeframe extends from the origins of the mission in 1874 until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1912."
"The study describes the origins of the Southwest Mongolia vicariate byeond the Great Wall and along the Yellow River Bend during the transition period from Lazarist missionary activities in the 1840s up to the endeavors of the Scheutists in the early 1870s.The author outlines the historical development of the Ordos Mongols and Chrisitan missions within their respective Qing imperial and European national contexts. The text also analyses not only the European background, the double ecclesiastical and religious organization of the mission,,but also the realtions between domestic and overseas mission fields, and the missionary motives within the late Qing socioeconomic context, and the life of localized Catholic communities. These are described within the ethnocultural context of the Han-Mongol mixed-living area of the Ordos, and as seen mainly through the eyes of the missionaries. The desertification of the Ordos steppes, as well as the aftermath and impact of the popular Boxer movement in Inner Mongolia on the development of the Scheut mission and the local church are also summarized."--publ. note.

Introduction – Prologue -- Fragile Equilibrium or Lost Harmony -- Chapter 1. Ordos Mongols and the Qing Empire -- Chapter 2. Christian Mission and European Nation-States -- Chapter 3. North of the Great Wall: Winds of Change -- Chapter 4. Missionary Vignettes and Institutional Growth: The Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary -- Chapter 5. Socioeconomic Woes and Missionary Motives: For the Greater Glory of God and the Salvation of Souls -- Chapter 6. The Ethnocultural Kaleidoscope: Mongol and Han Catholic Communities -- Chapter 7. 1900: The Boxers United in Righteousness: Christian Adversity and Militancy -- Epilogue: From the Ashes of the Foreign Mission to the Sprouts of a Local Church – Bibliography – Annexes – Index.

Subject(s)Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary--Missions--Inner Mongolia
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary--Missions--China
Catholic Church--Missions--China--History--19th-20th centuries
Catholic Church--Missions--Inner Mongolia--History--19th-20th centuries
Mongols--Religion
Mongols--Rites and ceremonies
Missionaries--China--Ordos Desert--History
Missionaries, Belgian--China--Biography
SeriesLouvain Chinese studies ; 15
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #9601
ISBN9058673650 ; 9789058673657LCCN2004476291OCLC55682776