Aug
27

Summary Post

This summer was a very busy but also extremely productive summer for me. I spent two months visiting archives in the United States and two weeks in China. I read through the manuscripts of a great variety. I grasped the main institutional structures of American Board and Methodist Episcopal woman missionary hospitals and the biographical…
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Aug
27

Update 8: Working at Home

During the first two weeks of August, I was working at Fujian Provincial Library, Fujian Provincial Archive and Fujian Normal University in China. When I started to search for some catalogs, I realized that I have never visited these places although I’ve been living in this city for over 20 years! It is great to…
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Aug
02

Update 7: July in Williamsburg

After I returned from my archival trip, I stayed on campus to continue working on my project. I met with my advisor and we made a plan of categorizing the archives I read into four major categories and reading through the rest of them based on the categories. I would like to share some interesting…
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Jul
04

Update 6: Finally, I’m Back!

After an eight-hour greyhound bus trip, I finally got back to Williamsburg this afternoon. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was working at the Legacy Center of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. This visit to the Legacy Center is quite different from my previous trips to other archives. During this visit, besides collecting some biographical…
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Jun
29

Update 5: A Week in New York

It’s the end of June and my research trip is also approaching the end. I spent my last week in New York looking for more archives. On Monday and Wednesday, I was working at the Burke Library of Union Theological Seminary. There, I checked some pamphlets of the annual reports of different hospitals in China.…
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