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By A. Hamish Ion

Drawing on either Canadian and eastern assets, this ebook investigates the lifestyles, paintings, and attitudes of Canadian Protestant missionaries in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (the 3 major constituent elements of the pre-1945 jap empire) from the arriving of the 1st Canadian missionary in East Asia in 1872 till 1931. Canadian missionaries made an important contribution to the advance of the Protestant circulate within the eastern Empire. but their effect additionally prolonged a long way past the Christian sphere. via their academic, social, and scientific paintings; their function in introducing new Western rules and social targets; and their outspoken feedback of the brutalities of jap rule in colonial Korea and Taiwan, the actions of Canadian missionaries had an impression on many alternative features of society and tradition within the eastern Empire. Missionaries dwelling within the eastern Empire served as a hyperlink among voters of Japan and Canada and acted as depended on interpreters of items jap to their domestic components.

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For a while, it have been was hoping that the Protestant missions in Japan might sign up for jointly to set up a union Christian collage. this concept were aired a long time sooner than via Eby, and in 1919 the Canadian Methodist Japan undertaking Council nonetheless appeared ahead to the sort of construction. A union Christian collage had continuously been envisaged as a liberal arts establishment. hence, the Canadian Methodists didn't want the Kwansei Gakuin to replicate the amenities they was hoping will be provided sooner or later by way of one of these collage. accordingly, the university-level part of the Kwansei Gakuin used to be 132 THE move AND THE emerging sunlight projected as a division of industrial experiences. It was once proposal literature division may still simply be began if the plans for the union Christian collage didn't turn into a fact. 60 As a union Christian university didn't materialize, a literature division was once quickly additional to the economic division. while the way forward for the Kwansei Gakuin was once less than dialogue in 1919, the Canadian Methodist Japan project Council learned that a huge endowment will be essential to maintain their collage whilst it attained collage prestige. It was once envisioned that an endowment of 5,000,000 yen (approximately $500,000) was once wanted, with the Canadian Methodists and the Methodist Episcopalians South every one supplying part the capital sum. this could be had to complement the 70,000 yen which each and every undertaking was once already paying each year to keep up the Kwansei Gakuin. It was once idea that the endowment would offer an annual source of revenue of 100,000 yen, which might suggest that the yearly sum wanted for the recent collage from outdoor investment will be 240,000 yen. sixty one If the collage departments of literature and trade have been to be verified, 1,500,000 yen in gold must be positioned with the japanese executive. This used to be the instant first hurdle. even if the Methodist Episcopal South challenge made quick growth in elevating its proportion of the endowment, the Canadians have been less profitable. In October 1920, James Endicott acknowledged that the Japan challenge may perhaps count on to obtain in basic terms $200,000 from cash raised in a different nation-wide crusade for missions. sixty two therefore, there has been little wish that the Canadian Methodists will be capable of bring up enough money for the endowment within the close to destiny. in truth, the Canadians have been not able to elevate their proportion of the endowment till 1932, whilst the Kwansei Gakuin ultimately attained collage prestige. through the Twenties, the Kwansei Gakuin used to be a reasonably large establishment. In 1922, it had 1,600 scholars with 850 within the center tuition, 750 within the university division, and 30 within the theological seminary. sixty three Denominational Christian schools comparable to the Kwansei Gakuin basically happy a distinct desire for post-secondary male schooling. The Canadian Methodists have been absolutely conscious of one significant difficulty—maintaining the Christian surroundings of the school whereas whilst responding to the big call for for schooling. certainly, the Canadians feared that the Kwansei Gakuin may turn into a totally secular collage.

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