Bliss, Edward

Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Missionary Doctor in China, 1892-1932

Bliss, Edward - Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Missionary Doctor in China, 1892-1932, ebook


Ebook, PDF with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9780471437031
DRM Restrictions

Printing30 pages with an additional page accrued every day, capped at 30 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

Advance Praise for Beyond the Stone Arches

"Now the world can share the life of this great man. In its intimate detail, this is a fascinating story that serves as a valuable introduction to the people of a country so important to us today."-Walter Cronkite

"A fascinating look at China from the point of view of an American medical missionary, this absorbing life of a quiet hero rings with authenticity and sheds light on the turbulent years from the late 1800s to 1932 that will be a revelation for most Western readers."-Adeline Yen Mah, author of Falling Leaves

"This is a proud man's story of a father who lived a life of a medical missionary in China for forty years-a life of service, sacrifice, joy, and fulfillment. The pages turn easily and quickly with humor, care, and love. It's a jewel of a book that will remain with you forever."-Jim Lehrer, The News Hour

"A small gem. Edward Bliss embarked, against great odds, on a remarkable range of activities aimed at improving the livelihood of common people. He was a veritable one-man Peace Corps. His is an inspiring story that warms the heart and enriches the soul."-H. T. Huang, author of Science and Civilization in China

"It took three years for Edward Bliss, M.D., to ascend the Min River in a convoy of three river junks in 1893, averaging fourteen miles a day. This was his first trip to Shaowu, which became his home for forty-two years, a tumultuous and dangerous time and place. His son tells the story of his father's life and work in fascinating detail, drawing on a trove of letters and extensive interviews with his father."-Donald MacInnis, former Methodist missionary and China Program Director, National Council of Churches/USA

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical BIO006000

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Personal history
Printed ISBN

Similar titles