American Women Missionaries at Kobe College, 1873-1909

By Noriko Kawamura Ishii

© 2004 – Routledge

280 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This study examines one aspect of American women's professionalization and the implications of the cross-cultural dialogue between American woman missionaries and Japanese students and supporters at Kobe College between 1873 and 1909.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. American Women at Home: The Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior and American Women Missionaries to Japan 3. Missionary Work Launched: Kobe Home, 1873-1877, the Founding Years 4. A Transition to Education as a Profession: Kobe Home to Kobe Girls' School, 1877-1882 5. Missionary Aspirations for Higher Education: Kobe Girls' School to Kobe College, 1883-1909. Epilogue: The Dissolution of Women's Authority: Kobe College, 1910-1927. Appendix.

About the Author

Noriko Kawamura Ishii is Professor in the Department of English Studies at Sophia University.

About the Series

East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
HIS021000
HISTORY / Asia / Japan