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n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Opening China : Karl F.A. Gützlaff and Sino-Western relations, 1827-1852, J.G. Lutz : book review

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Abstract

By any standards, Karl Gützlaff (1803-1851) was an enigmatic, complex and larger than life nineteenth century missionary character. As fascinating a character as he was, his field of mission in China was no less fascinating. In this book, the author traces Gützlaff's life though his youth, conversion, missionary conviction and commitment to lifelong mission in China. She weaves an intriguing tapestry of one who has been described as a genius, entrepreneur, salesman, charlatan and missionary . Beyond that, the author skilfully sets this in its wider Chinese secular and religious context, by analysing many aspects of early Sino-western relations from 1810 to 1860.

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2009-08-01
2016-12-03
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