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God’s Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria by Ji Li (review)

God’s Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria by Ji Li (review) Reviews 179 important role in the Sino-Japanese relations], (New Currents Weekly), July 29, 1972, p. 35. 48. "How Lieutenants Mukai and Noda Exceeded Murder Quotas," China Weekly Review 83, no. 5 (January 1, 1938): 115. Ji Li. God's Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. xii, 218 pp. Hardcover $50.00, isbn 978-0-2959-9472-7. In this meticulously researched book, Ji Li analyzes a collection of Chinese letters written by several Catholic women from the Du family in Manchuria to a French priest in 1871. Li argues that these writings demonstrate "how religious education produced a new female literary for Chinese women to articulate an awareness of self " (p. 9). Based on French and Chinese sources, the author shows the Paris Foreign Missions Society's (Société des Missions étrangères de Paris, MEP) efforts to promote orthodox Catholic practices in Manchuria from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century by emphasizing the education of Catholic children. These Catholic schools provided an opportunity for Catholic women to attend school and learn to articulate their thoughts. Li states that this new female literacy differed from traditional elitist female literacy, making this study a welcome addition to the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

God’s Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria by Ji Li (review)

China Review International , Volume 21 (2) – Nov 28, 2014

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Reviews 179 important role in the Sino-Japanese relations], (New Currents Weekly), July 29, 1972, p. 35. 48. "How Lieutenants Mukai and Noda Exceeded Murder Quotas," China Weekly Review 83, no. 5 (January 1, 1938): 115. Ji Li. God's Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. xii, 218 pp. Hardcover $50.00, isbn 978-0-2959-9472-7. In this meticulously researched book, Ji Li analyzes a collection of Chinese letters written by several Catholic women from the Du family in Manchuria to a French priest in 1871. Li argues that these writings demonstrate "how religious education produced a new female literary for Chinese women to articulate an awareness of self " (p. 9). Based on French and Chinese sources, the author shows the Paris Foreign Missions Society's (Société des Missions étrangères de Paris, MEP) efforts to promote orthodox Catholic practices in Manchuria from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century by emphasizing the education of Catholic children. These Catholic schools provided an opportunity for Catholic women to attend school and learn to articulate their thoughts. Li states that this new female literacy differed from traditional elitist female literacy, making this study a welcome addition to the

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Published: Nov 28, 2014

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