Asian encounters with western missionaries: the case of the church missionary society in Japan 1869-1945
Professor Refsing, Kirsten (Principal investigator)
Others - Education
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
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.