Critism of the methods of Christian missions in China from a sociological point of view
Text from page 1: "Christian Missions have been a powerful agency toward the social transformation of mission lands . While it has been as a rule the avowed purpose of missionaries to work for individuals, they have from time to time been drawn into the struggle against social evils. lt is the purpose of this thesis to criticise the methods by which missionaries have attacked the colossal social evils of China . The motive for Christian mission work is religious. While it is my personal opinion and the opinion of all who engage in mission work that their success is due to this fact, it is not the province of this thesis to deal with that important phase of mission work. It is the province of this thesis to deal with the purely social results of missions and to criticise the methods of missionaries from the point of view of their influence on the social life of the Chinese people."