The Isle of Palms - Sketches of Hainan. The American Presbyterian Mission Island of Hainan South China.

MONINGER Mary Margaret editor (1919.)

£550.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Five photographic plates and several maps and illustrations in the text. Small 8vo. Original green wrappers, minor wear, but overall a very good copy. [viii], 153pp. Shanghai, Commercial Press, 

In 1915, Mary Margaret Moninger was appointed by the Presbyterian Board of Missions to Hainan Island, China. She taught at the several girls’ schools at Kachek, Nodoa, and Kiungchow, but also worked as an itinerant missionary. A tireless worker for the cause of female education, she even accompanied her students to meetings associated with the May Fourth movement. While serving in Hainan, Moninger also acted as correspondent for the Hongkong Daily Press, (1933-1935) edited the Hainan newsletter (1917-1921; 1929-1935). This book is one of the earliest monographs about the island. See K. Lodwick's biography of Moninger "The Isle of Palms". 

Stock Code: 231512

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