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A sensitive independence : Canadian Methodist women missionaries in Canada and the Orient, 1881-1925

Author: Rosemary R Gagan
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion, 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In contrast to their idealized image as Christian altruists, the women missionaries of the Woman's Missionary Society (WMS) responded pragmatically to the harsh social realities they faced. They established girls' schools in Japan and China, made efforts to curtail infanticide and footbinding in West China, and campaigned against the exploitation of women of immigrant families in Canada. These were radical schemes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gagan, Rosemary R. (Rosemary Ruth).
Sensitive independence.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992
(DLC) 92090092
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary R Gagan
ISBN: 9780773563308 077356330X 1282855840 9781282855847 9786612855849 6612855843
OCLC Number: 243587634
Language Note: English.
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--McMaster University, 1987.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 281 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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1 The call of duty --
2 Here I am, send me --
3 The spirit of a sensitive independence --
4 Face to face with the devil and his works --
5 No serious risk in sending her to pt. Simpson --
6 The elect sisterhood --
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Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion, 9.
Responsibility: Rosemary R. Gagan.
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For nearly half a century, the Woman's Missionary Society (WMS) of the Methodist Church of Canada provided a rare opportunity for more than 300 single women to work in Japan, West China, and Canada.  Read more...

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"Based on careful and extensive archival research ... this book is an essential foundation for ... a better understanding of the specific function of women within mission history, and the missionary Read more...

 
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