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Saving the Nation

Thomas H. Reilly


This book is a history of the Chinese Protestant elite and their contribution to building a new China in the years from 1922 to 1952. While a small percentage of China’s overall population, China’s Protestants constituted a large and influential segment of the urban elite. They exercised that influence through their churches, hospitals, and schools, especially the universities, and also through institutions such as the YMCA and the YWCA, whose membership was drawn from the modern sectors of urban life. These Protestant elites believed that they could best contribute to the building of a new Ch ... More

Keywords: Social Gospel, YMCA, YWCA, National Christian Council, Christianizing the Economy, Pure Heart schools, Ginling College, University of Shanghai, National Salvation Movement, TSPM

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190929503
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190929503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas H. Reilly, author
Professor of Chinese History, Seaver College, Pepperdine University