Ancestral Worship: A Revised Edition of an Essay Read Before the Missionary Conference Held at Shanghai May 10th-24th, 1877. M. T. YATES.
Ancestral Worship: A Revised Edition of an Essay Read Before the Missionary Conference Held at Shanghai May 10th-24th, 1877.
Ancestral Worship: A Revised Edition of an Essay Read Before the Missionary Conference Held at Shanghai May 10th-24th, 1877.

Ancestral Worship: A Revised Edition of an Essay Read Before the Missionary Conference Held at Shanghai May 10th-24th, 1877.

Shanghai. American Presbyterian Mission Press. 1878. Stock ID #170947

Pebbled cloth covered boards, with title label pasted down. pp48. Front label chipped with loss to the upper edge, some faint age browning to text block but in good order. 21.3 x 12.8cm

A Christian based analysis of Ancestral worship - Filial piety - the worship of the dead in Chinese Society.
Matthew Tyson Yates was a Baptist Christian missionary who served with the American Southern Baptist Mission during the late Qing Dynasty in China. He was also a distributor of Chinese language Christian literature in Shanghai and region from 1847. At the General Conference of the Protestant Missionaries of China held at Shanghai, May 10th to 24th, 1877, he presented this work which was then published in a revised edition in 1878. There exist images of the Members of the Missionary Conference, in two group photographs (those engaged in Mission work for over ten years and those engaged in Mission work for under ten years), which is reproduced in 'History of Photography in China, Western Photographers 1861-1879' by Terry Bennett (Quaritch, 2010), on page 135, the Reverend Yates is not present but his wife is.

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