The Cross And The Dragon: or Light In The Broad East [Translation] Rev. Benjamin Couch Henry

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Published: February 23rd 2011

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The Cross And The Dragon: or Light In The Broad East [Translation] by Rev. Benjamin Couch Henry
February 23rd 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 271 pages | ISBN: | 10.50 Mb

Written by Rev. Benjamin Couch Henry (1850 – 1901) and published in 1885. The Reverend Henry spent time in Canton as a Presbyterian missionary and these are his many observations. Very informative book with insight into China in the late 1800’s.MoreWritten by Rev. Benjamin Couch Henry (1850 – 1901) and published in 1885. The Reverend Henry spent time in Canton as a Presbyterian missionary and these are his many observations. Very informative book with insight into China in the late 1800’s.Digital Text Publishing Company has translated the 1885 edition of this book for the Amazon Kindle.All Illustrations contained in this book can be viewed and downloaded at www.digitaltextpublishing.comCONTENTS:Chapter I.

THE BROAD EAST AND ITS POPULATION. — Chapter II. FACILITIES FOR REACHING THE PEOPLE — Chapter III. SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PEOPLE. — Chapter IV, CONFUCIUS AND CONFUCIANISM. — Chapter V. BUDDHISM IN CHINA. — Chapter VI. TAOISM. — Chapter VII. ANCESTRAL WORSHIP AND GEOMANCY. — Chapter VIII.FEASTS, PASTIMES, AND FOLK-LORE. — Chapter IX. A SKETCH OF CANTON MISSIONS IN THE PAST. — Chapter X. PRESENT STATUS OF MISSION WORK.

— Chapter XI. FOREIGN AGENTS. — Chapter XII. PREACHING BY MISSIONARIES. — Chapter XIII. EDUCATIONAL WORK. — Chapter XIV. MEDICAL WORK. — Chapter XV. WORK FOR WOMEN. — Chapter XVI. WORK FOR ORPHANS AND OUTCASTS. — Chapter XVII. NATIVE AGENTS. — Chapter XVIII. THE NATIVE CHRISTIANS. — Chapter XIX. TRIALS OF CONVERTS. — Chapter XX. TESTS OF FAITH. — Chapter XXI. CHRISTIAN GIVING AND SELF-SUPPORT. — Chapter XXII. CRITICISMS OF TRAVELLERS, AND ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONS. — Chapter XXIII. TEACHING ENGLISH. — Chapter XXIV.

A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FOR CANTON. — Chapter XXV. THE PRESENT OUTLOOK. — Chapter XXVI. ADVANCE INTO THE INTERIORPREFACE:The Empire of China presents a country so vast and diversified, a people so numerous and peculiar- constant intercourse with people from other lands is opening up its inland domain so extensively- while the studies and researches of scholars and specialists are unfolding such masses of information concerning the history, customs, and resources of the land, — that it is impossible, within the compass of a single volume, to take even a cursory glance at the whole- the time has come when it must be studied in sections.

In pursuance of this plan, the southern portion of the Empire, in one particular feature of progress, is treated of in the present volume.The title of the book indicates the nature of its contents. The Dragon is the national emblem of China- it plays an important part in political, literary, and social life.

The throne of China is the Dragon Throne- the national ensign is the yellow flag with a blue Dragon- the scholar leaps the Dragon Gate when he passes a successful examination. The Dragon is seen in the earth and in the sky. In the earth he holds control of the lucky and unlucky influences- and it becomes a matter of great importance to find the Dragons pulse, which indicates the flow of good influences.

Interwoven with so many of their beliefs and customs, the Dragonbecomes the symbol of all that is peculiarly Chinese, as the Cross is the symbol of all that is Christian.My knowledge of the condition and prospects of the cause of missions in that part of the world also convinces me that it is important for the interests of all concerned that the Church especially should know as fully as possible what is being done there. My life in Canton has given me the fullest opportunities for observing every phase of mission work.- and however imperfect the presentation may be, the great facts of the extent, importance, and progress of the enterprise are not at fault.

My aim has been to present the work as a whole, making no distinction between the various churches and societies engaged- but being connected with the Presbyterian Church, and being consequently more familiar with the d



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