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By Ji Li

God's Little Daughters examines a collection of letters written by means of chinese language Catholic girls from a small village in Manchuria to their French missionary, "Father Lin," or Dominique Maurice Pourqui�, who in 1870 had lower back to France unwell after spending twenty-three years on the neighborhood undertaking of the Soci�t� des Missions Etrang�res de Paris (MEP).

The letters have been from 3 sisters of the Du family members, who had taken spiritual vows and devoted themselves to a lifetime of contemplation and worship that allowed them infrequent privateness and the chance to profit to learn and write. encouraged by way of an in depth interpreting of the letters, Ji Li explores how French Catholic missionaries of the MEP translated and disseminated their Christian message in northeast China from the mid-19th to the early twentieth centuries, and the way those converts interpreted and remodeled their Catholic religion to articulate an knowledge of self. The interaction of non secular adventure, rhetorical ability, and gender kinfolk published within the letters let us reconstruct the ignored voices of Catholic girls in rural China.

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