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Through the Valley of the Shadow: Austrlian Women in War-Torn China

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This compelling collection tells five stories of young Australian women who served in times of armed conflict in early twentieth-century China. These courageous missionaries lived in the midst of pre-Boxer uprisings, the Republican revolution, clashes between regional warlords, Japanese occupation...


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This compelling collection tells five stories of young Australian women who served in times of armed conflict in early twentieth-century China. These courageous missionaries lived in the midst of pre-Boxer uprisings, the Republican revolution, clashes between regional warlords, Japanese occupation during World War II, and civil war between Nationalists and Communists. Suffering deprivation and hardship with the Chinese people, they were shot at and bombed, endured capture and imprisonment, and risked their lives to save others. Some were even killed. Working in villages, hospitals, schools, universities, orphanages, and refugee centers, these women helped shape the emergence of modern China. In partnership with local people they helped raise the status of women and develop educational, medical, and welfare institutions that exist to this day. Based on thorough first-hand research, visits to various sites in China, and including a number of historic photos, this book is written for anyone interested in the lives of people who made a difference to the world around them.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 562056
  • Product Code 9781532686719
  • ISBN 1532686714
  • EAN 9781532686719
  • Pages 146
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Pickwick Publications
  • Publication Date Oct 2019
  • Sales Rank 2960
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 8mm
  • Weight 0.206kg

Robert Banks

Robert Banks (Ph.D.,University of Cambridge), was director and dean of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia, and former Professor of Laity and founding director of the new De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including Redeeming the Routines, God the Worker, Faith Goes to Work, The Tyranny of Time, Paul's Idea of Community, and he teamed up with another leading author in the field of applying Christianity to everyday life, R. Paul Stevens of Regent College-Vancouver, to produce one of the top five volumes in the whole field, The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity. Together with his wife Linda - also an author, as well as an experienced teacher and chaplain - Robert enjoys visiting and learning about other places and cultures, most recently China.

Linda Banks

Linda Banks has worked as a teacher, pastor and chaplain in churches, universities and other educational institutions. Together with her husband Robert, she has co-authored a range of creative Christian resources. Robert and Linda also enjoy visiting and learning about other places and cultures, most recently China.

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