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Missionary travels to China during the late 19th century- a way for European women to escape their ordinary life: A literary analysis of female independence challenging social norms through religious conviction
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

 

This thesis examines the role of women who went as missionaries to China between the 1890’s and the 1930’s, with a special regard to the Swedish missionary Sally Nordling. I think it is interesting to find out more about their motives. What made these women choose to go far away from their homes in Europe to live and work for God?  

I have noted that there is not much written about these women and I hope that this thesis will shed light on this part of history, and that I will be able to give my own personal reflections.

Through analysing different biographies written about female missionaries that lived in China I hope to be able to answer my hypothesis that women through their religious conviction were able to escape their restricted lives.

The main research question for this thesis is whether female missionaries were allowed to do similar work as men when going to China.

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2017. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Sally Nordling, China during the late 19th century, female missionaries, personal calling, the Boxer Rebellion, life journey
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322873OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-322873DiVA: diva2:1103772
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Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict
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