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MBS writes to her parents and mentions that her salary does not seem to be in danger (unlike those of the Methodists and various other groups) and she continues to live quite comfortably. She gives a general idea of economic circumstances.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents announcing that, due to an inability to find a Chinese dean for the women's college, she will be forced to step in for at least a year as acting dean. She also gives an update on relations between the University and the women's college.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents describing the equality of male and female faculty at the college, and the difference in the burdens that they shoulder outside of work.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS describes two violent incidents: in the first (the "Taku incident of last week"), Feng's army had closed off a channel to the port which led to a miscommunication and military clash with two Japanese destroyers. In the second, a student demonstration led to a violent outburst in the streets,…
Decade: 1920s
 
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In this letter to her parents, MBS writes a very detailed description of the political tensions brewing in China. She focuses on war (fighting between Feng and Li Chin-lin) and on the growth of the Anti-Christian movement. The second page features a particularly insightful paragraph about the…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her parents and mentions a suicide at the men's college that has the campus upset, a conference she recently attended on Public Worship, her plans to return to the US the following summer to study (perhaps at Columbia). Also includes, in response to a book she recently received in the…
Decade: 1920s