Civilizing Missions

International Religious Agencies in China

  • Authors
  • Miwa Hirono

Part of the Culture and Religion in International Relations book series (CRIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Christian “Civilizing Missions” of the Past and Present

  3. Theory and History

  4. Contemporary “Civilizing Missions?”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-100
    2. Miwa Hirono
      Pages 131-162
    3. Miwa Hirono
      Pages 191-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-262

About this book


By comparing the role and influence of early Christian missionaries with those of Christian NGOs today, this book critically assesses the idea of a Christian 'civilizing mission' within the context of China. It provides a local, non-Han perspective based on a rich array of historical, ethnographical, and empirical sources.


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