Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism Paperback

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Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism

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"Robert Morrison: The Birth of Chinese Protestantism" is a brief, accessible life of the pioneer Protestant missionary, Robert Morrison (1782-1834), who arrived in China in 1807. Morrison masterminded translation and production of the first Chinese Bible and a series of other Christian texts in Mandarin. A gifted linguist and educational strategist, he founded the Christian College in Malacca (the first Chinese tertiary educational establishment). With fellow missionaries William Milne and Walter Medhurst, Morrison formed a bridgehead for later missionary endeavour in China. Morrison's life has received comparatively little recent attention (see his wife Eliza's "Memoirs of the Life and Labours of Robert Morrison" (1839), "M. Broomhall Robert Morrison: A Master Builder" (1924), "W.J.Townsend Robert Morrison, The Pioneer of Chinese Missions" (1888), and essays in single volumes or dictionaries). Morrison conquered Chinese, though had to contend for residence in China (depending on US help when EIC policy barred missionaries). He fought loneliness and ill health, misunderstanding and mission society prejudice, as he engaged Chinese customs and local help.His first wife died in childbirth, although his son John later continued his work. Morrison's linguistic ability and rugged self-discipline became the avenue for acceptance and respect in later life. On a visit to the UK in 1823-5, Morrison received a hero's welcome and official recognition, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1825. He died soon after returning to China and was buried in Macau, where his grave can still be seen.

Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism by Christopher Hancock was published by Continuum in April 2008. The ISBN for Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism is 9780567031785.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (April 2008)
Weight445g
Number of Pages160
Thickness21 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567031785
ISBN-100567031780
Product Code1004368
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