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Borrowed Gods and Foreign BodiesChristian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion$
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Eric Reinders

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241718

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001

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Missions in Chinese History

Missions in Chinese History

(p.22) Chapter 2 Missions in Chinese History
Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies

Eric Reinders

University of California Press

This chapter considers some of the legacy of Western awareness of China prior to 1807. It summarizes the political and cultural developments as they affected Protestant missions and describes the lives and cultural influences of missionaries to China. It also discusses the role of Protestant missions in Chinese history and the uncoordinated proliferation of missionary groups in China called the anarchy of Protestant evangelism.

Keywords:   China, Protestant missions, cultural influences, missionaries, Protestant evangelism, cultural developments, political developments

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