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The Resource Precious fire : Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution, Karen Garner

Precious fire : Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution, Karen Garner

Label
Precious fire : Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution
Title
Precious fire
Title remainder
Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Karen Garner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Maud Russell (1893-1989) first sailed for China in 1917, she traveled as one of a number of "foreign secretaries" dispatched by the YWCA to do "Woman's Work for Woman." A product of the Progressive Era, she sought to bring the benefits of Christianity and Western civilization to a new generation of Chinese women struggling to find their own path to modernity in the wake of the 1911 Republican Revolution. Instead, over the next twenty-six years, Russell was herself transformed - from Christian liberal reformer to committed Marxist revolutionary." "Although Russell's own political vision may have narrowed over the years, Garner's reconstruction of her life broadens our understanding of U.S.-China relations during the twentieth century. Not only did Russell come to see her own country through the eyes of an ideological antagonist, she also brought to that vantage point the experiences of a modern American woman. As Garner shows, even if one did not agree with Russell's views, one could not deny the fervor of her commitment to gender equality, social justice, and internationalism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garner, Karen
Dewey number
  • 305.42/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1413.R36
LC item number
G37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women communists
  • Americans
  • Women social reformers
  • Feminists
  • Russell, Maud
  • Zhonghua Jidu jiao nü qing nian hui
  • China
Label
Precious fire : Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution, Karen Garner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1893-1917: A child of the Progressive era -- 1917-1920: A Christian socialist confronts Chinese nationalism -- 1920-1924: "Woman's work for woman" in China -- 1925-1927: In the midst of nationalist revolution -- 1928-1930: The Guomindang reaction -- 1930-1932: The turning point -- 1933-1936: Nationalist activism in the Chinese YWCA -- 1937-1943: Serving the second united front -- 1944-1952: Working for a democratic far eastern policy -- 1952-1989: Promoting radical policy alternatives
Control code
51266052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781558494046
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002155565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Precious fire : Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution, Karen Garner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1893-1917: A child of the Progressive era -- 1917-1920: A Christian socialist confronts Chinese nationalism -- 1920-1924: "Woman's work for woman" in China -- 1925-1927: In the midst of nationalist revolution -- 1928-1930: The Guomindang reaction -- 1930-1932: The turning point -- 1933-1936: Nationalist activism in the Chinese YWCA -- 1937-1943: Serving the second united front -- 1944-1952: Working for a democratic far eastern policy -- 1952-1989: Promoting radical policy alternatives
Control code
51266052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781558494046
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002155565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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