Save

A Genealogy of Breakthroughs

The Family and Education of Wong Tsing-yi (1869–1903)

突破的譜系:晚清基督徒王妌怡的「家」與「教」

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
View More View Less
  • 1 School of Theology, Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, slawong@bu.edu
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution

Purchase

Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):

€29.95$34.95

Abstract

Wong Tsing-yi (1869–1903) was a third-generation Christian woman from a South China family. Focusing on her life story, this study aims to show how her family’s connection and interactions with western missionaries generated new resources for her to reimagine family relations, learning, and social and gender roles, thereby transgressing prevalent social norms. Using the Chronicles of Wong’s family and missionary writings, this study demonstrates how interactions and exchanges with missionaries in practice far transcended the binary view of the hegemonic transmitter and passive receptor. Through a sustained process of exchanges, the family and missionaries engendered a new culture of mutual learning that gave rise to a genealogy of breakthroughs.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 186 186 25
Full Text Views 2 2 2
PDF Views & Downloads 6 6 4