Invaluable chronicle of information shared among Western missionaries in China from 1867 to 1941
The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal is the longest-lived English-language publication dating from the turbulent period of 19th-century China. It was published continually from 1868 until Pacific War hostilities ultimately led to cessation of its publication in 1941. It was launched as a platform for the exchange of information between missionaries and discussion of missionary tasks, as well as to foster understanding of Chinese culture and promotion of missionary work. The detail and depth of many articles that appeared in its pages over the years, supplemented by hand-sketched drawings and photographs, and the precise statistical figures it records chronicle more than seven decades of observations and insights into China by Western-born missionaries, and provide researchers with an invaluable first-hand view of near-modern Chinese history and life.