China’s Christian Colleges

China’s Christian Colleges

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China's Christian Colleges explores the cross-cultural dynamics that existed on the campuses of the Protestant Christian colleges in China during the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on two-way cultural influences rather than on missionary efforts or Christianization, these campuses, most of which were American-supported and had a distinctly American flavor, were laboratories or incubators of mutual cultural interaction that has been very rare in modern Chinese history. In this Sino-foreign cultural territory, the collaborative educational endeavor between Westerners and Chinese created a highly unusual degree of cultural hybridity in some Americans and Chinese. The thirteen essays of the book provide concrete examples of why even today, more than a half-century after the colleges were taken over by the state, long-lasting cultural results of life in the colleges remain.a€œThe Question of the Womena#39;s Colleges.a€ Atlantic Monthly (November, 1927). Girardot, Norman. The Victorian Translation of China: James Leggea#39;s Oriental Pilgrimage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Glosser, Susan. Chineseanbsp;...

Title:China’s Christian Colleges
Author:Daniel Bays, Ellen Widmer
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2009-02-27


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