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Author Smith, Carl T., author.

Title Chinese Christians [electronic resource] : elites, middlemen, and the Church in Hong Kong / Carl T. Smith ; new introduction by Christopher Munn.

Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2005.

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Edition New ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 252 pages, [16] leaves of plates) : illustrations, portraits.
Series Echoes : classics of Hong Kong culture and history
Echoes : classics of Hong Kong culture and history.
Note Previous edition: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index.
Summary Provided with a Western-style education and versed in the English language by missionaries, the 19th-century Chinese Christian was a man who stood between cultures. The author shows how this dual aspect of his thought and outlook enabled him to act as liaison with foreigners promoting trade and commerce.
Contents Plates; Introduction to the Paperback Edition; Foreword; Introduction; 1 The Morrison Education Society and theMoulding of its Students; 2 The Formative Years of the Tong Brothers, Pioneers in the Modernization of China's Commerce and Industry; 3 Translators, Compradores, and Government Advisers; 4 Friends and Relatives of Taiping Leaders; 5 Sun Yat-sen's Baptism and Some Christian Connections; 6 The Emergence of a Chinese Elite in Hong Kong; 7 The English-educated Chinese Elite in Nineteenth-century Hong Kong; 8 The Hong Kong Church and Nineteenth-century Colonial Attitudes.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Christians -- China -- Hong Kong.
Hong Kong (China) -- Church history.
Chronological Term Geschichte.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Church history.
In: HKU Press digital editions.
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Carl T. Chinese Christians. New ed. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2005 9789622096882 (DLC) 2009669111 (OCoLC)60371774
ISBN 9789882200678 (electronic bk.)
9882200672 (electronic bk.)
9622096883 (pbk.)
9789622096882 (pbk.)
0195839730 (Oxford hbk.)
9780195839739 (Oxford hbk.)