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Pioneer Chinese Christian Women: Gender, Christianity, And Social Mobility Jessie Gregory Lutz

Pioneer Chinese Christian Women: Gender, Christianity, And Social Mobility

Jessie Gregory Lutz

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ISBN : 9780980149685
444 pages
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This collection reveals the life and work of pioneer Chinese Christian women, who have hitherto been largely invisible. It illustrates how gender affected their understanding of Christianity and career choices. Chinese Christian women before 1919... MoreThis collection reveals the life and work of pioneer Chinese Christian women, who have hitherto been largely invisible. It illustrates how gender affected their understanding of Christianity and career choices. Chinese Christian women before 1919 were in many ways the mainstay of the church, and Roman Catholic Virgins, Protestant Bible women, and church workers were largely responsible for evangelizing among women and children. Chinese Christian families were essential to the stability and continuity of congregations, while Christian wives and mothers were vital to creating Christian homes and rearing children in the faith. Survival of the church depended on virgins and Christian families, especially during eras of persecution. Essays on early Chinese Christian educators, doctors, nurses, and evangelists also discuss the role of the missionaries and the church in providing social mobility and broadened horizons for women. They reveal as well the contributions of these career women and homemakers to a changing China. Jessie G. Lutz is Emeritus Professor of Chinese History at Rutgers University.