Events October 2017


The Art of Anthropology


The Art of Anthropology showcases the photographs of 31 ANU anthropologists taken during their research “in the field” in various places around the world.


Strengthening the Mind and Nation: Chinese Reformers, Protestant Missionaries and the Mengxue bao  (The Children’s Educator, 1897–1902)

Shih-Wen Sue Chen
In this presentation, Dr Chen will compare the content of the Mengxue bao 蒙學報  (The Children’s Educator, 1897-1902) with the articles published in the Xiaohai yuebao and delineate the influence of missionary publications on this Chinese magazine. While some of the articles still reflect Confucian ideals of filial piety and fulfilling one’s duty towards the society and state, the Mengxue bao respected child readers by using colloquial language that was easier to understand, providing numerous illustrations to make the content more visually appealing, injecting humour into stories, and introducing them to children’s texts from other countries.
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