American Missionaries Transmitting Science in Early Twentieth-Century Eastern Tibet

This article is based on the author's extensive research on the missionaries to Tibet from the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) USA, and discusses various missionary efforts to transmit scientific and practical knowledge such as medicine, building, and agriculture in Eastern Tibet from 19...

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Published in:Zygon
Subtitles:How did we get there?
Main Author: Zhao, Aidong
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:Zygon
Year: 2016, Volume: 51, Issue: 1, Pages: 113-127
Further subjects:B Medicine
B Modernization
B Eastern Tibet
B Tachienlu
B Disciples of Christ
B Science
B Albert Shelton
B Batang
B Agriculture
B Khams
B Mission
B Tibet
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Summary:This article is based on the author's extensive research on the missionaries to Tibet from the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) USA, and discusses various missionary efforts to transmit scientific and practical knowledge such as medicine, building, and agriculture in Eastern Tibet from 1904-1919. It shows that American missionaries played a prominent and distinctive role in the dissemination of scientific and practical knowledge as a result of their hard work and wisdom. In this sense, they made an important contribution to the development of Tibetan society and the modernization movement in early twentieth-century Eastern Tibet.
ISSN:1467-9744
Contains:Enthalten in: Zygon
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12237