Collection of missionaries and their works during Qing Dynasty China.
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China's stance on religion has always been meddled with, especially from the West. To the West, China had too many resources they wanted so they would never take NO for an answer. China would have no other option but to give in and having to negotiate trade deals. China eventually would then have to go through something called the Unequal treaty where after the First Opium War, the Chinese gave Hong Kong to the British, and later this time period would be called "100 years of humiliation" by Communist China. The 1800's were some of the best times for other countries around the world, as for China, all it wanted was to be left alone. Some of the missionaries that went to China believed they had a higher calling than life in God, and many believed that going to China and spreading the gospel was their calling in life. Some of them and their monumental works are still talked about today, and others would make progress in Chinese society and save hundreds of lives in medicine or in aid. The people and the families that went to China during this time period knew it was not going to be an easy journey. The months of travel, serving people in underdeveloped communities, visiting rural areas that majority of people would never want to visit, hoping to spread the gospel and the chance of sickness, these people still went on with their journey never looking back. One of the biggest influences of the Christian movement in the late Qing were missionaries. Which included: William Alexander Parsons Martin, first President of Beijing University, James Legge who was a master translator, and Robert Morrison who translated the Bible into Chinese. These were only a handful of missionaries who came into China from the West during the Qing Dynasty. This is a collection of missionaries who made an impact on the Chinese people spiritually or physically, and the life and works they did throughout different time periods during Qing Dynasty.