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100 1  Xu, Xiaoguang 
245 12 A Southern Methodist Mission to China: Soochow University,
       1901-1939 
300    224 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 55-
       02, Section: A, page: 0352 
502    Thesis (D.A.)--Middle Tennessee State University, 1993 
520    The American missionary enterprise in China has received 
       the attention of historians in the past three decades. 
       However, the greatest emphasis has been on evangelical 
       rather than educational work. The intellectual impact of 
       Protestant missions on Chinese society through educational
       work has been neglected. It needs to be further explored, 
       with case studies on mission colleges of China, and with 
       an examination of both missionary educators' response 
       toward Chinese culture and Chinese intellectuals' response
       toward Christian education 
520    This dissertation will examine a Southern Methodist 
       Mission in Soochow University, a well-known Christian 
       college in modern China. It covers the first four decades 
       of the twentieth century, from 1901, when Soochow 
       University was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
       South, to 1939, when the unification of the Methodist 
       churches in the United States ended the Southern Methodist
       Mission in China. This study will demonstrate and analyze 
       the role of missionary educators of Southern Methodist 
       Church in introducing Western civilization and Christian 
       ideas to China's official-scholar class and the younger 
       generation, and in promoting China's modern education and 
       social transformation. Also, the attitude of missionary 
       educators toward Chinese culture and Chinese social reform
       will be addressed. In addition, there will be an 
       examination of the Chinese response, faculty as well as 
       student, to Christian education. Furthermore, in 
       describing the Southern Methodist educational mission in 
       China, this study will attempt to discuss the intellectual
       contributions of the leading Methodist missionary 
       educators to Christian education in China 
520    Most of the materials in the United States concerning the 
       Southern Methodist Mission in China came from the 
       libraries and archives in the South, although some came 
       from the Northeast. Some materials in Chinese, however, 
       were collected in the People's Republic of China 
590    School code: 0170 
590    DDC 
650  4 Religion, History of 
650  4 History, Asia, Australia and Oceania 
650  4 History, Modern 
690    0320 
690    0332 
690    0582 
710 2  Middle Tennessee State University 
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