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Striving For 'The Whole Duty Of Man': James Legge And The Scottish Protestant Encounter With China: Assessing Confluences In Scottish Nonconformism, Chinese Missionary Scholarship, Victorian Sinology, And Chinese Protestantism

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This is an intellectual biography of the early life and missionary career of James Legge (1815-1897), a monumental figure in 19th century European sinology. In the first volume details about Legge's family, religious setting, and educational experiences in northeastern Scotland are shown to anchor his intellectual interests, shaping his later religious transformation and ...more
Paperback, 758 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Peter Lang Publishing
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Feb 04, 2010 Fletcher rated it liked it
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If you are interested in an in depth look at Scottish missionary work in China or Sinology in the mid-19th century, this biographical work is worth the read. Otherwise, it is not a particularly enjoyable read.
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