Educating the Women of Hainan
The Career of Margaret Moninger in China, 1915-1942
During her years in Hainan, Moninger played many roles: she headed a girls' mission school, wrote scholarly articles on the Miao aborigines, collected botanical specimens for scientists at home, and served as mission treasurer. She was responsible for communications with American diplomatic personnel and was one of only six women appointed to the Presbyterian China Council, which set mission policies for all of China.
Kathleen Lodwick's biography, the first devoted to a single woman missionary, is based primarily on the long, newsy letters Moninger wrote her family every Sunday of her missionary years, and on those of a fellow missionary. It will be of interest to scholars in Asian studies, religious studies, and anthropology.
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"Lodwick has deftly edited Moninger's letters, written to family members every Sunday for the twenty-three years she lived on Hainan from 1915 to 1942, into an engaging narrative describing the coming of age of a woman who served as school principal, amateur botanist, publisher of scholarly articles, and secretary of the Presbyterian Council."—History of Education Quarterly
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