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25 The Yentou mission, which had not a single Christian in 1889, reported a similar story. Thanks to the good work of Fr. Leopold Gain, who opened a school and a dispensary and began to work closely with the local Chinese, the mission in 1909 included 15 Jesuits, 3 secular priests, a church, a reported 23,000 Catholics, and 34,000 catechumens. 26 Scholarly work was apparently just as productive. The Jesuits rejoiced in the faith and accomplishments of Fr. Peter Wang, who, by the time of his death at the age of 80, had been a priest for over fifty years, and had written a Latin Concordance of the European and Chinese calendars, and numerous works in Chinese such as a six-volume defense of Catholic doctrine, a chronology of the Celestial Empire, and many other articles and books related to the history of China.
Iriye points out that historians would be able to trace the continuing chronology and provide an integrated perspective to these areas of study. According to Iriye, “history is the one perspective that seeks to look at the phenomenon whole and the historian’s objective is to help our readers unify the various ways of seeing . . ”3 This idea of wholeness has been expressed in Standaert’s image of weaving and Stanley H. ” Standaert developed the metaphor of weaving or texturing a textile within the context of early Sino-Western cultural encounters during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
13. Eugene Chen Eoyang, Two-Way Mirrors: Cross-Cultural Studies in Glocalization (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005). John Lagerwey, China: A Religious State (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010), p. 172. See the articles of Chen Fangchung, “Documents, Interviews, and Facts: The Case Study of the Yihetuan Movement in the Connection between History and Memory,” pp. 107–144; Xu Youyu, “The Chinese Cultural Revolution: Concealed History and To-Be-Discovered Memory,” pp. 447–460; and Michel Bonnin, “How a ‘Lost Generation’ Recovers its Memory: The Political Significance of the Debate about the Memory of the Cultural Revolution and the Educated Youth Movement,” in History and Memory: Present Reflections on the Past to Build Our Future (Macau: Macau Ricci Institute, 2005), pp.
Catholicism in China, 1900-Present: The Development of the Chinese Church by Cindy Yik-yi Chu (eds.)