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Christian Women in Chinese Society: The Anglican Story

Wai Ching Angela Wong and Patricia P. K. Chiu

Abstract

This volume expands on the long-standing debates about whether Christianity is a collaborator in, or a liberating force against the oppressive patriarchal culture for women in Asia through the accounts of the Anglican church in China. Women have played an important role in the history of Chinese Christianity, but their contributions have yet to receive due recognition, partly because of the complexities arising out of the historical tension between Western imperialism and Chinese patriarchy. Single women missionaries and missionary spouses in the nineteenth century set the early examples of wh ... More

Keywords: The Chinese Anglican Church, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, Protestant Episcopal Church Mission, Church Missionary Society, Gender and mission, Anglican women, Missionary history in China, Women’s work for women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455928
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455928.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wai Ching Angela Wong, editor
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

Patricia P. K. Chiu, editor
University of Hong Kong