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Civilizing missions : international religious agencies in China

Author: Miwa Hirono
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Culture and religion in international relations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Since the early 1990s, China has witnessed an influx of international NGOs, many of which have Christianity as their foundation. The presence of international Christian agencies in China, however, is not new. Christian missionaries went to China in the age of imperialism. Historians argue the work of missionaries was inextricably linked to the idea of a 'civilizing mission'. This book critically assesses the idea  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hirono, Miwa.
Civilizing missions.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)607871615
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miwa Hirono
ISBN: 0230608973 9780230608979
OCLC Number: 225852357
Description: xvi, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Christian "civilizing missions" of the past and present --
Theory and history --
"Civilizing missions" and ethnic communities in China --
The Chinese state as a civilizer of ethnic minorities : civilization and religion in Chinese history --
Evangelism and its unintended consequences : Christian missionaries in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
Contemporary "civilizing missions"? --
Christian evangelism in a Tibetan Buddhism community : the Jian Hua Foundation --
Presence evangelism : the Salvation Army --
Secular use of local religion : Oxfam Hong Kong.
Series Title: Culture and religion in international relations.
Responsibility: Miwa Hirono.
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