Missionary Education

Historical Approaches and Global Perspectives

Kim Christiaens (Editor), Idesbald Goddeeris (Editor), Pieter Verstraete (Editor),

Series: Leuven Studies in Mission and Modernity 1

Category: History 1800-present, Postcolonial Studies

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462702301

Publication date: May 31, 2021

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Series: Leuven Studies in Mission and Modernity 1

Category: History 1800-present, Postcolonial Studies

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461663306

ISBN: 9789461663306

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First volume in the series ‘Leuven Studies in Mission and Modernity’

Missionaries have been subject to academic and societal debate. Some scholars highlight their contribution to the spread of modernity and development among local societies, whereas others question their motives and emphasise their inseparable connection with colonialism. In this volume, fifteen authors – from both Europe and the Global South – address these often polemical positions by focusing on education, one of the most prominent fields in which missionaries have been active. They elaborate on Protestantism as well as Catholicism, work with cases from the 18th to the 21st century, and cover different colonial empires in Asia and Africa. The volume introduces new angles, such as gender, the agency of the local population, and the perspective of the child.

Contributors: Aditi Athreya (KU Leuven), Joseph Bara (Indian Institute of Dalit Studies), Mary Chepkemoi (Kenyatta University), Kim Christiaens (KADOC-KU Leuven), Maaike Derksen (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), Rinald D’Souza (KU Leuven), Carine Dujardin (KADOC-KU Leuven), Idesbald Goddeeris (KU Leuven), Gwendal Rannou (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Parimala V. Rao (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Marleen Reichgelt (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), Lourens van Haaften (KU Leuven), Ellen Vea Rosnes (VID Specialized University), Pieter Verstraete (KU Leuven), Meng Wang (University of Sydney)

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Mission and Education. An Introduction Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris and Pieter Verstraete
PART I DILEMMAS AND TRANSITIONS
The Educational Turn in Catholic Missionary Policies and Practices. Belgian Franciscans in China, 1872-1949 Carine Dujardin
Fashioning a Catholic Javanese Elite. The Catholic Mission and Colonial Education in Central Java, 1904-1942 Maaike Derksen
The Postcolonial Expansion of a Mission. Jesuit Education in Ranchi, India, after 1950 Aditi Athreya, Rinald D’Souza and Idesbald Goddeeris
The Jesuit Mission and Business Education in Contemporary India. The Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar Lourens van Haaften
PART II COLLABORATION AND COMPETITION
The Colonial State, Protestant Missionaries and Indian Education, 1790-1858 Parimala V. Rao
Tending Community and Country. Jesuit Colleges in Colonial India, 1835-1902 Joseph Bara
Breaking the Colour Bar? Missionary Education in Australasian Colonies before World War II Gwendal Rannou

Forming Elites of the Church and of the Nation. Lutheran Resistance to Protestant Secondary Education in Madagascar in the 1920s and 1930s Ellen Vea Rosnes
PART III RELIGION AND SOCIETY
The Africa Inland Mission and the Education for Girls among the Kipsigis of the Kericho and Bomet Counties, Kenya, 1900-1945 Mary Chepkemoi
Femininity and Everyday Spaces at St. Stephen’s Girls’ College in Hong Kong, 1921-1941 Meng Wang
Melanesian Children as European Wards. Representation and ‘Redemption’ of Colonial Children in Late-Nineteenth-Century Netherlands Marleen Reichgelt
List of AbbreviationsAbout the AuthorsColophon

Kim ChristiaensORCID icon

Kim Christiaens is an associate professor in history at KU Leuven and director of KADOC Documentation and Research Centre on Religion, Culture and Society of KU Leuven.

Idesbald GoddeerisORCID icon

Idesbald Goddeeris is professor of colonial history at the research unit MoSa (Modernity and Society, 1800-2000), KU Leuven.
Idesbald Goddeeris is hoogleraar koloniale geschiedenis aan de KU Leuven.

Pieter Verstraete

Pieter Verstraete is associate professor of history of education at KU Leuven and curator of the annual Leuven DisABILITY Film festival.

Pieter Verstraete is hoogleraar historische pedagogiek aan de KU Leuven. Hij is daarnaast ook curator van het Leuvense DisABILITY Filmfestival.

Dass auf ein abschliessendes bzw. vorangestelltes vergleichendes Fazit verzichtet wird, mag für eine transnationale Studie erstaunen, ist aber für einen so breit gefächerten Sammelband nicht atypisch. Der Verzicht ist dem Buch anzurechnen. Es versteht sich zurecht als «multi-coloured kaleidoscope» (S. 21), das sowohl den Themen und Perspektiven der AutorInnen wie deren geografisch unterschiedlichen Forschungsgegenständen gerecht wird. Die einzige Konklusion betrifft also das Hervorheben der Diversität und der Notwendigkeit der Differenzierung. In diesem Sinne ist die Verbindung der Artikel unter dem Dach des Bandes Missionary Education stimmig. Er zeigt die verknüpften Möglichkeiten der Vergangenheit, Geschichte und Geschichtswissenschaft mustergültig auf. Eine Leseempfehlung ist schliesslich für all jene ForscherInnen auszusprechen, die sich mit Missions- oder globaler Bildungsgeschichte beschäftigen. Durch die thematische Vielfalt und die reflektierte Kontingenz der Erkenntnisse ist die Chance gegeben, dass sich für die meisten einschlägigen Forschungszusammenhänge mindestens ein inspirierender Aufsatz findet. Olten Adrian Juen, SZRKG/RSHRC/RSSRC, 116 (2022), 403–506, DOI: 10.24894/2673-3641.00127

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