By Jiwu Wang
A historical past of chinese language immigrants come across with Canadian Protestant missionaries, “His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”: Protestant Missions to chinese language Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967, analyzes the evangelizing actions of missionaries and the function of faith in supporting chinese language immigrants verify their ethnic id in a weather of cultural clash.
Jiwu Wang argues that, by means of operating towards a imaginative and prescient of Canada that espoused Anglo-Saxon Protestant values, missionaries necessarily strengthened renowned cultural stereotypes in regards to the chinese language and widened the space among chinese language and Canadian groups. these immigrants who did include the Christian religion felt remoted from their group and their previous lifestyle, yet they have been nonetheless no longer authorized via mainstream society. even though the missionaries’ aim used to be to assimilate the chinese language into Anglo-Saxon Protestant tradition, it used to be chinese language faith and cultural values that helped the immigrants keep their identification and served to guard them from the intrusion of the Protestant missions.
Wang files the tools utilized by the missionaries and the responses from the chinese language group, noting the shift in procedure that happened within the Twenties, while the clergy started to pontificate appreciate for chinese language methods and sought to welcome them into Protestant-Canadian existence. even if within the early days of the missions, chinese language Canadians rejected the evangelizing to take what schooling they can from the missionaries, as time went on and prejudice lessened, they embraced the Christian religion in order to achieve recognition as Canadians.
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“His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”: Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967 (Editions SR) by Jiwu Wang