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Harvard East Asian Monographs 75

The Home Base of American China Missions, 1880–1920

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674405813

Publication Date: 12/28/1978


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Movement Organized
    • Movement or Institution?
    • The Sending Agencies
    • Auxiliary and Interdenominational Organizations
    • The Laymen’s Missionary Movement
    • The Expanding Superstructure
  • 2. Supporters and Staff: Those Who Stayed Home
    • The Christian Laymen
    • Trustees, Directors, and Benefactors
    • The Missionary Statesmen
    • The New Missionary Bureaucrats
  • 3. The Missionaries
    • Problems in Missionary Recruitment
    • Education and Missionary Recruitment
    • Missionary Training
    • The Student Volunteer Movement
    • Missionary Candidates: General Characteristics
  • 4. Financial Supporters
    • The Loyal Supporters
    • The Ideology of Giving: Stewardship
    • Beyond Stewardship: Secular Themes
  • 5. Fund Raising and Financial Policies
    • Traditional Mission Board Fund Raising
    • The Broader Outreach of the Boards
    • Bigger than the Boards: Fund-Raising Innovations
    • Culmination: The Laymen’s Missionary Movement
    • The Net Results
  • Epilogue
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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