Missions to China's Heartland
The Letters of Hazel Todd of the China Inland Mission, 1920-1941
Edited with an Introduction by ROBERT GARDELLA

“This volume of Hazel Todd’s letters offers us . . . descriptions and narratives of the lives of ordinary rural Christians in these years. The tempo of rural missionary life is evident in these letters. Hazel . . . also . . . gives us a profile of the rural Christian communities which grew around the foreign missionaries and the mission station. Relations between missionary and pastors and elders within the church reveal unexpected complexities. Gardella has done a very competent job of editing and annotating this volume . . . Historians of Christian mission probably will find this work extremely valuable.”

— Daniel Bays in The China Quarterly
Robert Gardella, Professor of History Emeritus at The United States Merchant Marine Academy is the author of Harvesting Mountains: Fujian and the China Tea Trade, 1757-1937 (1994), and co-editor of Chinese Business History (1998) and Contract and Property in Early Modorn China (2004).
2009  195 pages   photos   map   bibliography
ISBN 978-0-9836599-9-0 $45.00 pbk