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A heart at leisure from itself : Caroline Macdonald of Japan

Author: Margaret Prang
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Caroline Macdonald (1874-1931) was a Canadian who spent almost her entire working life in Japan, performing a significant role there both in the establishment of the YWCA and in prison reform. A native of Wingham, Ontario, Macdonald graduated from the University of Toronto in 1901 in mathematics and physics and later moved to Tokyo to work for the YWCA. Her subsequent career in social work made her the best-known  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Prang, Margaret, 1921-
Heart at leisure from itself.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1995
(DLC) 95910218
Named Person: Caroline Macdonald; Caroline Macdonald; Caroline Macdonald
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Prang
ISBN: 0774805226 9780774805223 9780774854566 0774854561
OCLC Number: 180704175
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgments1 Pioneering Canadian Roots2 Christ and the Empire of the Mikado3 "Women's Work for Women"4 From Tokyo to Aberdeen: "The Lady Student"5 "Grubbing at the Lingo"6 The New Era of Taisho and "the Woman Question"7 "God's Strange Leading"8 Prisoners and Prisons9 "A Gentleman in Prison"10 Tackling "the Social Cosmos"11 "Jesus Was a Labouring Man"12 "Turning Earth's Smoothness Rough"13 "The Faith that Rebels"14 From Noda to Geneva15 "Whether We Live or Whether We Die"EpilogueNotesSelect BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Margaret Prang.
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This book throws light on Japanese-Canadian relations in the first few decades of this century.  Read more...


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This book is a fascinating, sometimes compelling acount of the life and work of a woman missionary in Japan in the early part of this century. This brief review cannot do justice to the magnificence Read more...

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