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History of Christianity and Missions in China (19 vols.)

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Study Christianity’s entire history in China—from St. Thomas the Apostle to the Qing Dynasty and the Boxer Rebellion. Learn how Christianity originally came to China and how Christian missionaries dramatically impacted the nation with medical missions in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Relive the tumultuous era of the Qing Dynasty and examine how missionaries responded to numerous humanitarian crises, sought political favor, and suffered brutal persecution. Study primary texts written by experienced missionaries that document the spread of Christianity in China, and experience the book that inspired J. Hudson Taylor to become a missionary to China. Including a two-volume narrative history of China’s entire history, this collection presents the complete story of the Middle Kingdom’s riveting past.

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Key Features

  • Provides analysis of Christian persecution in China
  • Examines the historical relationship between China and Christianity
  • Presents first-hand accounts of missionaries working in China
  • Includes two-volume complete history of China

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Individual Titles

Fire and Sword in Shansi: The Story of the Martyrdom of Foreigners and Chinese Christians

  • Author: E. H. Edwards
  • Publisher: Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 325

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Experience the story of the Shansi Christian martyrs who came under sudden persecution during the Boxer Rebellion from Governor Yu Hsien, also known as the “Chinese Nero.” Discover how, in the absence of their leader Dr. E.H. Edwards, more than 100 foreign and Chinese Christians working at the Sheo Yang Mission were massacred during 34 days in the summer of 1900. A medical missionary, Dr. Edwards was on furlough in England at the time of the murders, but he returned determined to accurately document the reports of witnesses. With a historian’s skill he sets the context of the larger political and social events that enabled the massacre to unfold, and describes the horrific events in detail, drawing from all of the evidence available to him.

E.H. Edwards was an MD and lead physician at the Sheo Yang Mission during the Qing Dynasty and Boxer Rebellion.

The China Martyrs of 1900: A Complete Roll of the Christian Heroes Martyred in China in 1900 with Narratives of Survivor

  • Author: Robert Coventry Forsyth
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 600

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Gain a broad perspective of the effects of the Boxer Rebellion on missionaries all across China. Learn about persecutions, martyrdoms, and other repressive events in this narrative of the plight of missionaries and their Chinese converts in the revolutionary days of the early twentieth century. Covering events such as the heroic defense of the Pei-Teng Cathedral in Peking (Beijing) and the dramatic resistance of Roman Catholic priests and their Chinese followers to marauding armies in Ma Cheng, this volume provides a comprehensive narrative of Chinese Christianity during the fateful year of 1900.

Robert Coventry Forsyth (1854–1922) was a Baptist missionary and historian of Chinese Christianity. For 18 years he served at the Missionary Society in Shantung and wrote several books, including Narrative of Massacres in Shansi, July, 1900 and Shantung: The Sacred Province of China.

Christian Education in China

  • Publisher: Committee of Reference and Counsel of the Foreign Missions Conference of North America
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 430

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Examine the educational efforts of Christians working in China in the early twentieth century in this ecumenical report. Learn about the methods Christian missionaries used, the success they achieved, and the obstacles they encountered. Discover how missionaries provided a wide ranging education that included topics such as law, engineering, agriculture, and medicine in addition to instruction in Christian morality and theology. Explore the structure of the schools they established, how they taught, and the libraries they built.

The Christian Occupation of China

  • Editor: Milton T. Stauffer
  • Publisher: China Continuation Committee
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 608

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Determine the numerical strength and geographical distribution of Christians in China as of 1922. This report provided critical information to missionaries about their advances in China, seeking to maximize resources without saturating any particular area. It helped missions organizations focus their efforts, bring medical aid to impoverished areas, and spread the message of the gospel. Valuable for modern church historians, this report documents how missionaries understood their task and how they impacted China.

Milton T. Stauffer (1885–1978) was secretary of the China Continuation Committee and a missionary to China. He wrote or coedited several works, including An Enquiry into the Scientific Efficiency of Mission Hospitals in China, Economic Problems and the Christian Ideal, and Christian Students and World Problems.

A Chinese Appeal to Christendom Concerning Christian Missions

  • Author: Lin Shao-Yang
  • Publisher: Watts & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 336

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Written by Scottish academic Reginald Johnston under the pseudonym Lin Shao-Yang, this book presents a non-Christian critical evaluation of Christian missionary activity in China. Purporting to be a westerner of Chinese descent, Lin Shao-Yang places the burden on Christians to justify their missionary activity in early twentieth-century China during a time of political, cultural, and religious upheaval in their own nations. He provides detailed analysis of missionary methods, effects, and assumptions, suggesting alternative roles and attitudes for missionaries in China.

Lin Shao-Yang (1874–1938) also known as Reginald Johnston was professor of Chinese at the University of London. He began his career in the British Public Service in Hong Kong. Following his work in Hong Kong, he relocated to the Forbidden City and tutored Puyi, the 13-year-old nonsovereign monarch and last emperor of China. Johnston, along with American Isabel Ingram, were the only westerners ever admitted to the inner court of the Qing Dynasty. His book Twilight in the Forbidden City was the basis for the Peter O’Toole’s acclaimed film The Last Emperor.

Martyred Missionaries of the China Inland Mission

  • Author: Marshall Broomhall
  • Publisher: Morgan & Scott
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 367

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With a preface by J. Hudson Taylor, this volume documents the trials of the China Inland Mission and its struggle to spread the gospel in the Middle Kingdom. Learn about specific persecutions in China’s provinces and why Christians were targeted. Discover the complexities of the persecuted life, and the devastating effects persecution had on local communities.

Marshall Broomhall (1866–1937) was a Protestant missionary to China with the China Inland Mission. The son of anti-opium trade activists Benjamin Broomhall and Amelia Hudson Taylor, Broomhall returned to London in 1899 due to his wife’s health, and became a distinguished biographer and educator. He wrote Heirs Together of the Grace of Life: Benjamin Broomhall and Amelia Hudson Broomhall, John Whiteford Stevenson, One of Christ’s Servants, Hudson Taylor’s Legacy, and By Love Compelled: The Call of the China Inland Mission.

The Chinese Empire: A General and Missionary Survey

  • Editor: Marshall Broomhall
  • Publisher: Morgan & Scott
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 564

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Examine reports of Christian missionaries in China’s provinces at the beginning of the twentieth century. Provided by resident missionaries working in China, these reports detail the advances of the gospel as well as the political and cultural obstacles they encountered. Learn about how Christianity evolved in a rapidly changing China, including the provinces of Mongolia, Manchuria, Tibet, and Shensi.

Marshall Broomhall (1866–1937) was a Protestant missionary to China with the China Inland Mission. The son of anti-opium trade activists Benjamin Broomhall and Amelia Hudson Taylor, Broomhall returned to London in 1899 due to his wife’s health, and became a distinguished biographer and educator. He wrote Heirs Together of the Grace of Life: Benjamin Boomhall and Amelia Hudson Broomhall, John Whiteford Stevenson, One of Christ’s Servants, Hudson Taylor’s Legacy, and By Love Compelled: The Call of the China Inland Mission.

Cross and Crown: Stories of the Chinese Martyrs

  • Author: Mary Isabella Bryson
  • Publisher: London Missionary Society
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 216

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The persecution of native Chinese Christians who suffered for the gospel was among the most tragic and violent. Written to encourage missionaries, but also to memorialize those who had been lost, this book provides short narratives of martyred Christians in China during the Boxer Rebellion. It includes the stories of children, the plight of pastors, and the fiery persecution of Christians in Peking (Beijing).

Mary Isabella Bryson was a British missionary to China, serving at the London Mission, Wuchang, China. She is the author of Child Life in Chinese Homes, John Kenneth MacKenzie: Medical Missionary to China, and Fred C. Roberts of Tientsin: Or, For Christ and China.

Child Life in Chinese Homes

  • Author: Mary Isabella Bryson
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 208

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Explore the culture and family life of Chinese children in this unique monograph by British missionary Mary Isabella Bryson. Examine family structures, learn the expectations for children, and explore the day-to-day lives of Chinese children.

Mary Isabella Bryson was a British missionary to China, serving at the London Mission, Wuchang, China. She is the author of Child Life in Chinese Homes, John Kenneth MacKenzie: Medical Missionary to China, and Fred C. Roberts of Tientsin: Or, For Christ and China.

History of China, vol. 1

  • Author: Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 604

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Explore the great events of the Middle Kingdom in this first volume of China’s history from Demetrius Charles Boulger. Trace the path of the empire as it oscillates between power and weakness up to the Mongol rule in the fourteenth century. Written for popular audiences, this narrative history provides a comprehensive account of the Chinese nation up to 1350.

Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853–1928) was a historian and prolific author. He wrote England and Russia in Central Asia and The Story of India in the Nineteenth Century.

History of China, vol. 2

  • Author: Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Publisher: W.H. Allen & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 638

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Explore the great events of the Middle Kingdom in this second volume of Boulger’s history of China. Follow as the empire endures conflicts with France and Japan, and prepares to enter the modern world. Written for popular audiences, this narrative history provides a comprehensive account of the Chinese nation up to the nineteenth century.

Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853–1928) was a historian and prolific author. He wrote England and Russia in Central Asia and The Story of India in the Nineteenth Century.

Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet, vol. 1: From the Apostleship of St. Thomas to the Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope

  • Author: M. L’Abbe Huc
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 440

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Learn the complete story of Christianity in China from its earliest documented appearance with St. Thomas to the discovery of Good Hope, which made access to China much easier for Christian missionaries.

M. L’Abbe Huc or Évariste Régis Huc (1813–1860) was a Catholic missionary and priest to China, Tartary, and Tibet. He was a pioneer in Asian studies and stimulated European interest in central Asia. He is the author of The Chinese Empire and A Journey through Tartary, Thibet, and China during the Years 1844, 1845, and 1846.

Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet, vol. 2: From the Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope to the Establishment of the Mantchoo-Tartar Dynasty in China

  • Author: M. L’Abbe Huc
  • Publisher: D. & J. Sadlier & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 368

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Discover the history of Chinese Christianity from the missionary rush created by the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 to the Manchu-Tartar Dynasty in the sixteenth century.

M. L’Abbe Huc or Évariste Régis Huc (1813–1860) was a Catholic missionary and priest to China, Tartary, and Tibet. He was a pioneer in Asian studies and stimulated European interest in central Asia. He is the author of The Chinese Empire and A Journey through Tartary, Thibet, and China during the Years 1844, 1845, and 1846.

Persecutions of Annam: History of Christianity in Cochin China and Tonking

  • Author: John R. Shortland
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 456

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The persecutions of Catholic Christians in Annam—an area comprised of two modern-day provinces on China’s eastern coast—date back to the Renaissance and were notable for their savage violence. Learn the stories of these Christians, how they came eastern China, the success of their mission, and the persecutions they endured. Based on first-hand accounts of missionaries, this book stitches together a riveting—and heartbreaking—story of the determination of missionaries to spread the gospel.

John R. Shortland (1858–1889) was the canon of Plymouth and the author of The Corean Martyrs and True to Trust.

Religions of China: Confucianism and Taoism Described and Compared with Christianity

  • Author: James Legge
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 330

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Examine China’s native religions—Confucianism and Taoism—and compare them with Christianity in this early work in comparative religion. Originally given by James Legge as the University of Oxford’s Spring Lecture of 1880, this volume provides a scholarly analysis of Confucian and Taoist doctrine as it compares to Christian theology. Legge examines the implications of Chinese words for describing theological concepts such as “god” and anthropology. He draws on the historical context of Confucianism and Taoism to explain their beliefs while contrasting them with Christian doctrine.

James Legge (1815–1897) was the first professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Oxford. In 1839 he served as a Congregationalist missionary to China and representative of the London Missionary Society in Malacca and Hong Kong from 1840 to 1873. He translated five books in the Sacred Books of the East series.

The Medical Missionary in China: A Narrative of Twenty Years’ Experience

  • Author: William Lockhart
  • Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
  • Publication Date: 1861
  • Pages: 436

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Explore the unique challenges and opportunities of medical missions. Though many missionaries ventured to China in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, most of them were doctors. They went to China with a specific strategy in mind—to spread the gospel through aiding the sick and weak. This book chronicles the first-hand experience of William Lockhart who documents his life as a doctor, the success of his mission, his role as an educator, and how modern medical equipment helped to save thousands from disease and infection.

William Lockhart (1811–1896) was a medical missionary to China who served with the London Missionary Society. He established the first western hospital in Shanghai and today it is one of the most famous hospitals in China. He was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and director of the Medical Missionary Association.

History of the Insurrection in China: With Notices of the Christianity Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents

  • Author: MM. Callery and Melchio Yvan
  • Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 351

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Documenting the tense relationship between Christian missionaries and leaders of the Taiping Rebellion, this volume recounts the internal strife that shook China in the mid-nineteenth century and constituted one of its bloodiest civil wars. Learn the role Christians played, and how they navigated an unstable political culture in order to continue preaching the gospel and serving China’s people through medical missions.

MM. Callery or Joseph-Marie Callery (1810–1862) was a missionary, sinologist, and naturalist. Though he intended to work in Korea, he was unable to enter the country and began working in China instead. He is the author of Insurrection in China: From Its Origin to the Taking of Nanking and the Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Chinese Language.

Melchio Yvan (1803–1873) was a French explorer, naturalist, politician, and surgeon. He is the author of Six Months among the Malays and a Year in China.

China: Its State and Prospects: With Special Reference to the Spread of the gospel

  • Author: W.H. Medhurst
  • Publisher: John Snow
  • Publication Date: 1838
  • Pages: 582

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Learn how the early nineteenth-century Chinese geo-political context—and the increasing instability of China’s ruling dynasties—impacted Christian missionary work and prospects. Explore how westerners understood the possible directions of Chinese political culture and how they attempted to prepare their missions for unexpected political events both beneficial and detrimental to their work. Providing a stirring appeal to western Christians to come to China and preach, this book inspired many to become missionaries in China—including J. Hudson Taylor.

W.H. Medhurst (1796–1857) was a Congregationalist missionary to China and one of the first to translate the Bible into Chinese. He worked closely with the Taiping movement in China, and his Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries remain valuable today.

John Innocent: A Story of Mission Work in North China

  • Author: G.T. Candlin
  • Publisher: The United Methodist Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1809
  • Pages: 380

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Study the life and work of pioneering Methodist missionary John Innocent. Learn how he overcame birth to an impoverished family and used his skills as a grinder to finance his education. Discover how his work distinguished him as a missionary, and how he influenced the Taiping Rebellion.

G.T. Candlin was a Methodist minister, sinologist, and author. He is the author of Chinese Fiction.

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