To Change China

To Change China

Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960

Book - 1980
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Penguin Putnam
From ?the best known and most talented historian of China writing in English today” (Los Angeles Times), an examination of a diverse collection of Western foreigners who attempted ?to change China”

"To change China" was the goal of foreign missionaries, soldiers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and revolutionaries for more than three hundred years. But the Chinese, while eagerly accepting Western technical advice, clung steadfastly to their own religious and cultural traditions. As a new era of relations between China and the United States begins, the tales in this volume will serve as cautionary histories for businessmen, diplomats, students, or any other foreigners who foolishly believe that they can transform this vast, enigmatic country.


Random House, Inc.
From “the best known and most talented historian of China writing in English today” (Los Angeles Times), an examination of a diverse collection of Western foreigners who attempted “to change China”

"To change China" was the goal of foreign missionaries, soldiers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and revolutionaries for more than three hundred years. But the Chinese, while eagerly accepting Western technical advice, clung steadfastly to their own religious and cultural traditions. As a new era of relations between China and the United States begins, the tales in this volume will serve as cautionary histories for businessmen, diplomats, students, or any other foreigners who foolishly believe that they can transform this vast, enigmatic country.

Baker & Taylor
Documents visitations to China by western missionaries, soldiers, teachers, revolutionaries, and others who sought to influence Chinese policy, in a cautionary volume that argues that China, while open to western technical advice, is committed to its religious and cultural traditions. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

For more than three hundred years Western teachers, missionaries, doctors, and soldiers tried, unsuccessfully, to change China, which stubbornly retained its culture and traditions

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Eng. ; New York : Penguin Books, 1980
ISBN: 9780140055283
0140055282
Branch Call Number: 301.2951 SPENC
Characteristics: xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Notes: Reprint of the 1969 edition published by Little, Brown, New York

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