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A Study of three women missionaries of the United Church of Canada, from the Maritime Provinces to Sichuan, China, 1933-1952

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dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.coverage.spatial Sichuan Sheng (China)
dc.creator Song, Zhuoying
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:24Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.other BV3420 S85 S66 1993
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22076
dc.description ix, 127 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 119-127).
dc.description.abstract Abstract (Summary) From 1897 to 1952, there were at least twenty-six women missionaries of the Methodist/United Church of Canada (hereafter, UCC) from the Maritime region sent to work in Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China, where the West China Mission (hereafter, WCM) was founded in 1891 by the Methodist Church of Canada (hereafter, MCC). The women undertook preaching, teaching and medical duties there. From the Maritime Provinces to Sichuan is not only a lengthy geographic distance; there were also major differences between the two social and cultural situations. Sichuan was traditionally called "Shu". There is a famous verse describing the road to Sichuan: the road to Shu is as hard as the road to heaven. However, like missionaries of the previous generation, A. Jean L. Stewart, Katharine B. Hockin and Grace M. Webster set their feet on the hard road to Shu. Why did these women choose to become missionaries in that very remote corner of the world? What did they do there and what kind of interactions took place during their years of work? In order to address the questions mentioned above, the thesis approaches the three women through their life stories. They were members of the second generation of women missionaries who were sent to overseas missions after the UCC was established in 1925.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BV3420.S85
dc.subject.lcsh Hockin, Katharine Boehner, 1910-
dc.subject.lcsh Stewart, A. Jean L.
dc.subject.lcsh Webster, Grace Murray
dc.subject.lcsh Missions, Canadian -- China -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Women missionaries -- China -- Sichuan Sheng -- Biography
dc.subject.lcsh Women missionaries -- Maritime Provinces -- Biography
dc.title A Study of three women missionaries of the United Church of Canada, from the Maritime Provinces to Sichuan, China, 1933-1952
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)

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