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Missionaries as Developers: Industry and Real Estate Under the American Baptists

  • Qiyao Li
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Abstract

By evaluating the American Baptists’ inputs in the development of Shantou, Li refers to three widely reported cases of business disputes involving Baptist missionaries in Shantou. The first dispute occurred between William Ashmore, Sr. (1824–1909) and the magistrate of Chenghai District over a profitable fishery in 1876. The second dispute involved a group of younger Baptist missionaries who condemned the longstanding business activities of William Ashmore, Sr. in 1900. The third case involved James Carlin, who engaged in extensive business operations while a missionary in Shantou in 1907. By surveying the American missionaries’ involvement in maritime trade, Li highlights the financial dimension of Sino-Christian cultural encounters.

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  • Qiyao Li
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  1. 1.Social Sciences Academic PressBeijingChina

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