Asian encounters with western missionaries: the case of the church missionary society in Japan 1869-1945


Grant Data
Project Title
Asian encounters with western missionaries: the case of the church missionary society in Japan 1869-1945
Principal Investigator
Professor Refsing, Kirsten   (Principal investigator)
Duration
48
Start Date
2001-09-01
Completion Date
2005-08-31
Amount
600000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
history
Discipline
Others - Education
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7152/01H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2001/2002
Status
Completed
Objectives
To analyze the motives of the missionaries, the impact working in often harsh conditions had upon them and on their families, and the effect they had on the local communities in which they worked; to justify their missionary work, attract funding, and increase their own prestige often led them to present the indigenous populations among which they worked in a highly ideological manner.