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Lecture13 - Christie Hua LECTURE 13 MISSIONARIES AND...

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Christie Hua 2/24/10 LECTURE 13 – MISSIONARIES AND BOXERS -Conflicts over missionary enterprise -failure of the missionary enterprise -early history: Jesuits and opposition -missionaires and opium war -anti-Christian tradition: threat to gentry -missionary militancy in 1870s – 1890s -missionaries and the politics of imperialism -new reaction -the big sword society -boxer uprising I. Missionary conflicts a. Failure of missionary enterprise i. Less than 1% converted II. Missionary visibility a. Lived in interior chinese provinces b. 514 foreign priests in Sizchuan i. mainly British and French ii. 140000 catholic converts iii. 36000 protestant converts 1. Matteo Ricci and the other jesuits entered China at the end of the Ming dynasty a. Established presence at court there b. Introduced astronomy and certain aspects of chinese culture c. Protestants came much later than catholics, came during opium war c. Yongzheng prohibition (1724) III. Missionaries and opium ships a. Translators on opium ships b. Missionaries and the war c.
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