A Southern Methodist mission to China: Soochow University, 1901-1939.

dc.contributor.author Xu, Xiaoguang en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-20T17:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-20T17:57:34Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.description.abstract The American missionary enterprise in China has received the attention of historians in the past three decades. However, the greatest emphasis has been on evangelical rather than educational work. The intellectual impact of Protestant missions on Chinese society through educational work has been neglected. It needs to be further explored, with case studies on mission colleges of China, and with an examination of both missionary educators' response toward Chinese culture and Chinese intellectuals' response toward Christian education. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation will examine a Southern Methodist Mission in Soochow University, a well-known Christian college in modern China. It covers the first four decades of the twentieth century, from 1901, when Soochow University was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to 1939, when the unification of the Methodist churches in the United States ended the Southern Methodist Mission in China. This study will demonstrate and analyze the role of missionary educators of Southern Methodist Church in introducing Western civilization and Christian ideas to China's official-scholar class and the younger generation, and in promoting China's modern education and social transformation. Also, the attitude of missionary educators toward Chinese culture and Chinese social reform will be addressed. In addition, there will be an examination of the Chinese response, faculty as well as student, to Christian education. Furthermore, in describing the Southern Methodist educational mission in China, this study will attempt to discuss the intellectual contributions of the leading Methodist missionary educators to Christian education in China. en_US
dc.description.abstract Most of the materials in the United States concerning the Southern Methodist Mission in China came from the libraries and archives in the South, although some came from the Northeast. Some materials in Chinese, however, were collected in the People's Republic of China. en_US
dc.description.degree D.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4180
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soochow University History en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Methodist Church (U.S.) Missions China en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History, Modern en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History, Asia, Australia and Oceania en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Religion, History of en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Doctoral en_US
dc.title A Southern Methodist mission to China: Soochow University, 1901-1939. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
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