Gender, Culture, and Christianity: American Protestant Mission Schools in China, 1880-1930
Between 1880 and 1930, Christian schools established in China by American Protestant missionaries were at the peak of their popularity and autonomy. During these years, a burgeoning professional ethos and the desire to compete with native schools led to the steady secularization of the mission schools. Americans is also used these schools in a campaign to alter the gender beliefs and customs of the Chinese. The emergence of Chinese nationalism and rapid social change in the 1920s, however, caused American teaching missionaries to question their role in China.
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This book is an analysis of female missionaries in China and their impact on gender issues. Graham sees that female missionaries carried their gender roles with them to China. She believes that female ... Read full review