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Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China
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Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China

Christopher Daily

Abstract

Sent alone to China by the London Missionary Society in 1807, Robert Morrison (1782–1834) was one of the earliest Protestant missionaries in East Asia. During some 27 years in China, Macau and Malacca, he worked as a translator for the East India Company and founded an academy for converts and missionaries; independently, he translated the New Testament into Chinese and compiled the first Chinese-English dictionary. In the process, he was building the foundation of Chinese Protestant Christianity. This book critically explores the preparations and strategies behind this first Protestant missio ... More

Keywords: China, Chinese Protestant Christianity, Missionary, Gosport Academy, Robert Morrison

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208036
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208036.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Daily, author