The Cross & the Rising Sun Paperback

The Canadian Protestant Missionary Movement in the Japanese Empire, 1872-1931

by A. Hamish Ion;

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The Cross & the Rising Sun

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Drawing on both Canadian and Japanese sources, this book investigates the life, work, and attitudes of Canadian Protestant missionaries in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (the three main constituent parts of the pre-1945 Japanese empire) from the arrival of the first Canadian missionary in East Asia in 1872 until 1931. Canadian missionaries made a significant contribution to the development of the Protestant movement in the Japanese Empire. Yet their influence also extended far beyond the Christian sphere. Through their educational, social, and medical work; their role in introducing new Western ideas and social pursuits; and their outspoken criticism of the brutalities of Japanese rule in colonial Korea and Taiwan, the activities of Canadian missionaries had an impact on many different facets of society and culture in the Japanese Empire. Missionaries residing in the Japanese Empire served as a link between citizens of Japan and Canada and acted as trusted interpreters of things Japanese to their home constituents.

The Cross & the Rising Sun by A. Hamish Ion was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in September 2009. The ISBN for The Cross & the Rising Sun is 9781554582150.

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Details for The Cross & the Rising Sun

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press (September 2009)
Number of Pages304
Thickness16 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4030633
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