Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors: A History of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 1874-1911 (review)

Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors: A History of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 1874-1911... Reviews Patrick Taveirne. Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors: A History of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 874­9. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2004, 684 pp. Paperback 25.00, isbn 90­5867­3650­0. This tome is as weighty as a dissertation and could have profited greatly from an editor's whittling it down to the manageable size of a scholarly monograph. I assume that the title was not invented by the publisher's marketing department; in any case, this thoroughly researched work is much wider-ranging than the title would suggest, and in its present published form it is at least three distinct monographs in one. The first monograph, which occupies most of the first two hundred or so pages concerns the life of the Ordos Mongols and particularly their religious beliefs and ranges as far back as a.d. 300, but also includes such esoteric details as the diseases of Bactrian camels and the fact that they were branded on the left jaw! This is followed by what could be called the second monograph: a discussion of Christian missions in Europe that covers everything from the Treaty of Tordesillas and William Carey to the Jansenists, the Moravians, and the Rites Controversy--quite a stretch for a book supposedly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors: A History of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 1874-1911 (review)

China Review International, Volume 12 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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Reviews Patrick Taveirne. Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors: A History of Scheut in Ordos (Hetao) 874­9. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2004, 684 pp. Paperback 25.00, isbn 90­5867­3650­0. This tome is as weighty as a dissertation and could have profited greatly from an editor's whittling it down to the manageable size of a scholarly monograph. I assume that the title was not invented by the publisher's marketing department; in any case, this thoroughly researched work is much wider-ranging than the title would suggest, and in its present published form it is at least three distinct monographs in one. The first monograph, which occupies most of the first two hundred or so pages concerns the life of the Ordos Mongols and particularly their religious beliefs and ranges as far back as a.d. 300, but also includes such esoteric details as the diseases of Bactrian camels and the fact that they were branded on the left jaw! This is followed by what could be called the second monograph: a discussion of Christian missions in Europe that covers everything from the Treaty of Tordesillas and William Carey to the Jansenists, the Moravians, and the Rites Controversy--quite a stretch for a book supposedly

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Published: Dec 6, 2005

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