9780295994727 : gods-little-daughters
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232 Pages
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9780295741758 : gods-little-daughters
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232 Pages
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Format Hardback
Publication dateMay 15, 2015
ISBN-13 9780295994727
Language of textEnglish
Pages232
Height9.00 Inches (US)
Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight1 Pounds (US)
List Prices$50.00 USD, £33.99 GBP
Publication dateFebruary 14, 2017
ISBN-13 9780295741758
Language of textEnglish
Pages232
Height9.00 Inches (US)
Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight.65 Pounds (US)
List Price$30.00 USD
God's Little Daughters
Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria
By Ji Li and Ji Li
God's Little Daughters examines a set of letters written by Chinese Catholic women from a small village in Manchuria to their French missionary, "Father Lin," or Dominique Maurice Pourquié, who in 1870 had returned to France in poor health after spending twenty-three years at the local mission of the Société des Missions Etrangères de Paris (MEP).

The letters were from three sisters of the Du family, who had taken religious vows and committed themselves to a life of contemplation and worship that allowed them rare privacy and the opportunity to learn to read and write. Inspired by a close reading of the letters, Ji Li explores how French Catholic missionaries of the MEP translated and disseminated their Christian message in northeast China from the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries, and how these converts interpreted and transformed their Catholic faith to articulate an awareness of self. The interplay of religious experience, rhetorical skill, and gender relations revealed in the letters allow us to reconstruct the neglected voices of Catholic women in rural China.

About the Authors

Ji Li is research assistant professor of history at the University of Hong Kong.

Endorsement

"God's Little Daughters is an interesting historical study based on an examination of the documents of the MEP in Manchuria. These documents may arouse the curiosity and passion of the researcher."—R. Po-chia Hsia, author of A Jesuit in the Forbidden City

"This work contributes to the study of women and gender in modern China, the expansion of literacy and educational access for women, and the role of the Catholic Church as it relates to these themes. It furthers our understanding of public and private spheres in China and the development of a new sense of privacy."—Robert Entenmann, professor of history and Asian studies, St. Olaf College

Format Hardback
Publication dateMay 15, 2015
ISBN-13 9780295994727
Language of textEnglish
Pages232
Height9.00 Inches (US)
Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight1 Pounds (US)
List Prices$50.00 USD, £33.99 GBP
Publication dateFebruary 14, 2017
ISBN-13 9780295741758
Language of textEnglish
Pages232
Height9.00 Inches (US)
Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight.65 Pounds (US)
List Price$30.00 USD
9780295994727 : gods-little-daughters
Hardback
232 Pages
$50.00 USD
9780295741758 : gods-little-daughters
Paperback / softback
232 Pages
$30.00 USD

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