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China's Millions: The China Inland Mission and Late Qing Society, 1832-1905 (Alvyn Austin) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 2007) 9780802829757
China's Millions: The China Inland Mission and Late Qing Society, 1832-1905 (Alvyn Austin) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 2007) 9780802829757
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Title: China's Millions: The China Inland Mission and Late Qing Society, 1832-1905

Author: Austin, Alvyn

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand); Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802829757

Volumes: 1; Pages: 538

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Banner-carrying Salvation Army marchers, stone-silent Quakers, jumpy Midwestern revivalists, and Prayer-book Anglicans all made up the mixed multitude sent to the Middle Kingdom by the China Inland Mission (CIM) in the nineteenth century. In China's Millions veteran historian Alvyn Austin crafts a compelling narrative of the sprawling history of the China Inland Mission.This book introduces readers to a remarkable array of sights, from the visionary, charismatic sect-leader Pastor Hsi, to the "wordless book," a missionary teaching device that fit perfectly with Chinese color cosmology, to the opium-soaked aftermath of the North China Famine of 1877-79. Clear, readable, and well researched, China's Millions digs deeply into the Chinese and Western past to tell a story of the strange yet hopeful result of two cultures colliding.CONTENTSFOREWORDLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSACKNOWLEDGMENTSPREFACEABBREVIATIONSIntroductionPutting on Chinese DressThe Wordless BookSectarian ConversionJesus OpiumThe Conspiracy of SilenceThen and NowOne Pilgrim's ProgressPART I: THE FIRST GENERATION, 1832-18801. Black Barnsley, 1832-1851London, 20 November 1860, "About Breakfast Time"A Market Town in the County of CovetingJohn Wesley Comes to BarnsleyCheapsideTroubled WatersThunder and LightningThe Blessed Hope2. The Wicket-Gate, 1851-1865The First PilgrimageThe Odd SparrowThe Heavenly KingdomThe Heavenly QuestionsThe Earthly Family3. Calling the Pilgrim Band, 1865-1866The First VisionThe Great RevivalSpurgeon's Wordless BookThe TeamThe BrethrenThe EstablishmentThe HelpersThe General DirectorThe Last of EnglandAppendix 1: Passengers on the Lammermuir4. The Land of Strangers, 1866-1875The First GenerationThe Wicket-Gate, AgainThe Pigtailed TribeThe OutrageThe Riot SeasonThe Native Missionary Association"The Bombshell Scattering Us"5. The Valley of the Shadow, 1875-1880The Pilgrims' MapThe Great FamineThe Land of the Yellow EmperorThe Temple-LandThe Man Who Stood by the GateThe Religion of the Golden PillThe Chinese Wordless BookThe Essay ContestThe Opium SotThe Overcomer of DemonsPART II: THE SECOND GENERATION, 1875-18886. National Righteousness, 1875-1888The Second VisionThe Exchanged LifeThe Council of ManagementThe Ladies' CouncilThe Anglo-Oriental Anti-Opium SocietyThe CandidatesThe Cambridge SevenAppendix 2: London Council Members and Referees, 1872-18767. The Octopus, 1875-1888The Second GenerationThe China CouncilThe ScatteringTea-Shop EvangelismGossiping the GospelJesus OpiumAppendix 3: Course of Study for Probationers, 18868. The Heavenly Invitation Offices, 1880-1888Teacher HsiThe Demoniac among the TombsThe Red PillsThe Shanxi SpiritsThe BaptistsThe Oberlin BandThe Great Origin: TaiyuanThe Cambridge SevenThe Feeder of the SheepPART III: THE THIRD GENERATION, 1888-19009. The New World, 1888-1900The Third VisionThe Transatlantic CablesToronto the GoodThe North American CouncilThe Divine HealersA New BeginningThe Great DesignThe AssociatesThe CandidatesChart 1, Applicants: Residence, 1888-1901Chart 2, Denominational Affiliation, 1887-191510. God's Ambassadors, 1888-1899The Third GenerationThe High TidesChart 3, Growth of the CIM by Provinces, 1885-1899Chart 4, Growth of the Chinese Church by Provinces, 1885-1899The Book of ArrangementsThe Breakdown11. 11. The Middle Eden, 1888-1899The Venerable Chief PastorNorth ShanxiThe Opium DramA Wealthy PlaceThe Rules for theMiddle EdenThe ConvertsThe Cambridge SevenThe Pastor's Wife's DreamThe Pastor's Death12. The End of the Middle Eden, 1900The Spirit BoxersMaking SenseThe Killing TimeThe ExodusThe Last PilgrimThe Last Exodus13. The AftermathThe Blood of the MartyrsReturning to the RuinsBeyond the Jade GateThe Model ProvincePostscriptConclusion: Something HappenedThe Shanxi SpiritsThe City of Brotherly LoveTesting the SpiritsThe Delectable MountainsBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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