The Cross and the Rising Sun
By (author) A. Hamish Ion
Cross and the Rising Sun by A. Hamish Ion
Book DescriptionDrawing 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780889209770
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: Canada
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The influx of Protestant missionaries from Britain to Japan, Korea and Taiwan was an integral part of the British presence in East Asia from 1865 to 1945. This book examines the life, work and attitudes of the British missionaries, women and men, who ventured far from their homeland to preach the gospel.
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Author Biography - A. Hamish Ion
A. Hamish Ion, a specialist in modern Japanese history, currently teaches in the History Department at the Royal Military College of Canada.
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