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The Resource Death throes of a dynasty: : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China

Death throes of a dynasty: : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China

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Death throes of a dynasty: : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China
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Death throes of a dynasty:
Title remainder
letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China
Statement of responsibility
edited by E.G. Ruoff
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Language
eng
Summary
The letters of Charles and Bessie Ewing provide eyewitness accounts of the social upheaval and warfare that shook turn-of-the-century China. In addition to discussing their missionary activities in the villages of North China and their struggle to master the Chinese Mandarin dialect, the Ewings describe the impact of Western culture upon the social structure of Imperial China as they lived it. Ruoff sets the larger scene about which the Ewings wrote: The Sino-Japanese war, the extraterritorial treaties, the Boxer Uprising, the foreign military interventions, the belated effort to modernize by the Manchu dynasty, the struggle against opium addiction, the student political movement, and the beginning of the Chinese Revolution. We also learn about the last great empress of China, Tzu His, and the last emperor, the child Pu Yi. Through the Ewing correspondence and his own narrative, Ruoff shows the parallel between the attitude toward the Chinese held by the foreign community in the 1890s and the equally restricted outlook the Chinese held of their land and themselves. But just as the views held by the young Congregationalist minister Ewing change during his nearly two decades of service in China, so also the views of the Chinese themselves undergo vast changes. This book then is both a compelling history of a period in modern China and the story of an American family living that history
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collective biography
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218744
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Midwest
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-1927
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Ewing, Charles
Dewey number
266/.00951/09041
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
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1290
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • -1966
  • 1926-
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  • Ewing, Bessie
  • Ruoff, E. G.
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True
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  • Ewing, Charles
  • Ewing, Bessie
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
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adult
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letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China
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Death throes of a dynasty: : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11753623
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612770383
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11753623
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remote
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11753623
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Death throes of a dynasty: : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11753623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612770383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11753623
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11753623
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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