The Resource Death throes of a dynasty : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China, edited by E.G. Ruoff

Death throes of a dynasty : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China, edited by E.G. Ruoff

Label
Death throes of a dynasty : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China
Title
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
Creator
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
-1927
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ewing, Charles
Dewey number
266/.00951/09041
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BV3427.E89
LC item number
A4 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • -1966
  • 1926-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ewing, Bessie
  • Ruoff, E. G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ewing, Charles
  • Ewing, Bessie
  • Ewing, Charles
  • Ewing, Bessie
  • Ewing, Bessie
  • Ewing, Charles
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • RELIGION
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Missionaries
  • China
  • United States
Label
Death throes of a dynasty : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China, edited by E.G. Ruoff
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585183541
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
portraits, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44962718
  • (OCoLC)ocm44962718
Label
Death throes of a dynasty : letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China, edited by E.G. Ruoff
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=27564
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585183541
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
portraits, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44962718
  • (OCoLC)ocm44962718

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