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Margo Gewurtz

Department of Humanities

Professor Emeritus
 
Office: 226 Vanier College
Phone: 417-736-2100 Ext: 77397
Emailmgewurtz@yorku.ca
 
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Professor Margo Gewurtz is a Professor Emeritus & Senior Scholar in the Department of Humanities. Her research interests are in the field of Sino-Western cultural relations, with a special focus on the history of Canadian missionaries in China. She is currently working on a study of the missionaries & converts of the Canadian mission field in North Honan, China from 1890-1937.

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Research Interests

History , Gender Issues , Sino-Western Cultural Relations, Canadian Missionaries in China , Modern China, Religion & Gender

Selected Publications

“Women and Christianity in Rural North Henan, 1890- 1912”, in Jessie Lutz ed., Pioneer Chinese Christian Women. Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility, Lehigh University Press, 2010: pp.199-213.

“Looking for Jean Dow: Narratives of Women and Missionary Medicine in Modern China”, in B. Lightman and A.B. Shteir eds., Figuring It Out: Science, Gender and Visual Culture. University Press of New England, 2006: pp.267-288.

''Their Names May Not Shine': Narrating Chinese Christian Converts.' Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples. Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Alvyn Austin and Jamie Scott. University of Toronto Press, 2005. 134-151.

“The “Jesus Sect” and “Jesus Opium”: Creating a Christian Community in Rural North Honan, 1890-1912”, in The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ Vol.2. Roman Malek, Editor, Monumenta Serica Monograph Series. Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2003: pp.685-706.

'The Reality of Names: Collective History in Two Chinese Canadian Authors.' Aspects of Diaspora: Studies on North American Chinese Writers (Euro-Sinica, Band #10). Ed. Lucie Bernier. Peter Lang Publishing, 2001. 15-38.

“The Afterlife of Memory in China: Yang Jiang’s Literary Memoir”, ARIEL, Life Writing in International Contexts Issue, Vol.39. 1-2. January-April, 2008: 29-45.

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Books

Between America & Russia: Chinese Student Radicalism and the Travel Books of Tsou T'so-fen, 1933-1937. Toronto-York Joint Centre on Modern East Asia, 1975.

Book Chapters

“Women and Christianity in Rural North Henan, 1890- 1912”, in Jessie Lutz ed., Pioneer Chinese Christian Women. Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility, Lehigh University Press, 2010: pp.199-213.

“Looking for Jean Dow: Narratives of Women and Missionary Medicine in Modern China”, in B. Lightman and A.B. Shteir eds., Figuring It Out: Science, Gender and Visual Culture. University Press of New England, 2006: pp.267-288.

''Their Names May Not Shine': Narrating Chinese Christian Converts.' Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples. Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Alvyn Austin and Jamie Scott. University of Toronto Press, 2005. 134-151.

“The “Jesus Sect” and “Jesus Opium”: Creating a Christian Community in Rural North Honan, 1890-1912”, in The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ Vol.2. Roman Malek, Editor, Monumenta Serica Monograph Series. Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2003: pp.685-706.

'The Reality of Names: Collective History in Two Chinese Canadian Authors.' Aspects of Diaspora: Studies on North American Chinese Writers (Euro-Sinica, Band #10). Ed. Lucie Bernier. Peter Lang Publishing, 2001. 15-38.

''The Cinderella of Mission Work': Canadian Missionaries and Educational Modernization in North Henan, 1890-1925.' Jidujiao Yu Zhongguo Xiandaihua (Christianity and the Modernization of China). Ed. Lin Zhiping. Taipei, Taiwan: Cosmic Light Publications, 1994. 655-680.

'Women and the Building of the Christian Church in Rural North Henan, 1888-1912.' Contacts Between Culture, East Asia: History and Social Sciences. Ed. H.K.Luk. Vol.4. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1993. 307-311.

'Famine Relief in China: North Henan in the 1920s.' Working Paper Series No. 50. Toronto: UT-York Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1987.

'For God or For King: Canadian Missionaries with the Chinese Labour Corps in France 1916-1919.' China Insight. Ed.Lawrence Shyu and Min-sun Chen. Ottawa: CASA, 1985. 31-55.

Journal Articles

“The Afterlife of Memory in China: Yang Jiang’s Literary Memoir”, ARIEL, Life Writing in International Contexts Issue, Vol.39. 1-2. January-April, 2008: 29-45.

'Do Numbers Count? A Report on a Preliminary Study of the Christian Converts of the North Henan Mission 1890-1925.' Republican China x.3 (June 1985): 18-26.

'Social Reality and Educational Reform. The Case of the Chinese Vocational Education Association 1917-1927.' Modern China 4.2 (1978): 157-180.


Professor Margo Gewurtz is a Professor Emeritus & Senior Scholar in the Department of Humanities. Her research interests are in the field of Sino-Western cultural relations, with a special focus on the history of Canadian missionaries in China. She is currently working on a study of the missionaries & converts of the Canadian mission field in North Honan, China from 1890-1937.


Professor Margo Gewurtz teaches in Humanities as well as in the Graduate programs in History and Women's Studies. Her research interests are in the field of Sino-Western cultural relations, with a special focus on the history of Canadian missionaries in China. She is currently working on a study of the missionaries & converts of the Canadian mission field in North Honan, China from 1890-1937. Over the next few years, she will guest co-edit 2 special issues on China of the journal Social Sciences and Mission. Since her first visit to China came during the so-called Cultural Revolution 1965-75, she has retained a personal and scholarly interest in that event and continues to present papers/publish on the CR & the afterlife of memory in China.

Area of Specialization

China


Degrees

PhD, Cornell University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Guest editor, 3 special issues on China of the journal Social Sciences and Mission to appear in 2013, 2014 & 2016.


Research Interests:

History , Gender Issues , Sino-Western Cultural Relations, Canadian Missionaries in China , Modern China, Religion & Gender

Selected Publications

“Women and Christianity in Rural North Henan, 1890- 1912”, in Jessie Lutz ed., Pioneer Chinese Christian Women. Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility, Lehigh University Press, 2010: pp.199-213.

“Looking for Jean Dow: Narratives of Women and Missionary Medicine in Modern China”, in B. Lightman and A.B. Shteir eds., Figuring It Out: Science, Gender and Visual Culture. University Press of New England, 2006: pp.267-288.

''Their Names May Not Shine': Narrating Chinese Christian Converts.' Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples. Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Alvyn Austin and Jamie Scott. University of Toronto Press, 2005. 134-151.

“The “Jesus Sect” and “Jesus Opium”: Creating a Christian Community in Rural North Honan, 1890-1912”, in The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ Vol.2. Roman Malek, Editor, Monumenta Serica Monograph Series. Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2003: pp.685-706.

'The Reality of Names: Collective History in Two Chinese Canadian Authors.' Aspects of Diaspora: Studies on North American Chinese Writers (Euro-Sinica, Band #10). Ed. Lucie Bernier. Peter Lang Publishing, 2001. 15-38.

“The Afterlife of Memory in China: Yang Jiang’s Literary Memoir”, ARIEL, Life Writing in International Contexts Issue, Vol.39. 1-2. January-April, 2008: 29-45.

All Publications

Books

Between America & Russia: Chinese Student Radicalism and the Travel Books of Tsou T'so-fen, 1933-1937. Toronto-York Joint Centre on Modern East Asia, 1975.

Book Chapters

“Women and Christianity in Rural North Henan, 1890- 1912”, in Jessie Lutz ed., Pioneer Chinese Christian Women. Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility, Lehigh University Press, 2010: pp.199-213.

“Looking for Jean Dow: Narratives of Women and Missionary Medicine in Modern China”, in B. Lightman and A.B. Shteir eds., Figuring It Out: Science, Gender and Visual Culture. University Press of New England, 2006: pp.267-288.

''Their Names May Not Shine': Narrating Chinese Christian Converts.' Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples. Representing Religion at Home and Abroad. Ed. Alvyn Austin and Jamie Scott. University of Toronto Press, 2005. 134-151.

“The “Jesus Sect” and “Jesus Opium”: Creating a Christian Community in Rural North Honan, 1890-1912”, in The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ Vol.2. Roman Malek, Editor, Monumenta Serica Monograph Series. Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2003: pp.685-706.

'The Reality of Names: Collective History in Two Chinese Canadian Authors.' Aspects of Diaspora: Studies on North American Chinese Writers (Euro-Sinica, Band #10). Ed. Lucie Bernier. Peter Lang Publishing, 2001. 15-38.

''The Cinderella of Mission Work': Canadian Missionaries and Educational Modernization in North Henan, 1890-1925.' Jidujiao Yu Zhongguo Xiandaihua (Christianity and the Modernization of China). Ed. Lin Zhiping. Taipei, Taiwan: Cosmic Light Publications, 1994. 655-680.

'Women and the Building of the Christian Church in Rural North Henan, 1888-1912.' Contacts Between Culture, East Asia: History and Social Sciences. Ed. H.K.Luk. Vol.4. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1993. 307-311.

'Famine Relief in China: North Henan in the 1920s.' Working Paper Series No. 50. Toronto: UT-York Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1987.

'For God or For King: Canadian Missionaries with the Chinese Labour Corps in France 1916-1919.' China Insight. Ed.Lawrence Shyu and Min-sun Chen. Ottawa: CASA, 1985. 31-55.

Journal Articles

“The Afterlife of Memory in China: Yang Jiang’s Literary Memoir”, ARIEL, Life Writing in International Contexts Issue, Vol.39. 1-2. January-April, 2008: 29-45.

'Do Numbers Count? A Report on a Preliminary Study of the Christian Converts of the North Henan Mission 1890-1925.' Republican China x.3 (June 1985): 18-26.

'Social Reality and Educational Reform. The Case of the Chinese Vocational Education Association 1917-1927.' Modern China 4.2 (1978): 157-180.