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Laamann, Lars (2022) 'The Protestant Missions to South-East Asia: Experimental Laboratory of Missionary Concepts and of Human Relations (Circa 1780–1840).' Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context, 51 (3). pp. 266-286.

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Abstract

The relationship between the Anglo-Scottish Ultra-Ganges Mission and the Dutch missionaries in South East Asia, both missions based at Batavia and at Melaka (Malacca), could be described as “distant but cordial” – even during times of colonial conflict – but the same cannot always be said about the internal conditions of the British mission. This article will attempt to place the relationship between the Anglo-Dutch missionary enterprises into a historical context which includes the complex networks built up by the missionaries with the colonial administrations, as well as with the local Malay and Chinese communities. Ultimately, the success of their mission depended as much on such external factors as on the internal cohesion between the individual missionaries. Much of the historical sources for this article has been derived from the Special Collections archives kept at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Ultra-Ganges Mission; Dutch missions; Melaka/Malacca; Batavia; Singapore; Asian Christianity; Bible translation
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 01662740
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1163/1572543x-bja10005
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2022 17:31
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/38368

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