Shanghai: Printed at the Presbyterian Mission Press, 1927. First Edition. 8vo. , 155 pp. Frontispiece portrait; photo-illustrated plates. Card tipped inside front cover titled "History of the South China Mission" by Harriet N. Noyes. presented by her sisters." Brown cloth with black lettering in near fine condition. Item #19015
Harriet Newell Noyes, a devout American Christian born in 1844, came to Guangzhou, a city of South China's Guangdong Province, at the age of 24 and ever since devoted herself to the education of the local women. Noyes established the first women's school in Guangzhou, True Light Seminary, in 1872. Over the 40 years that would follow, the school turned out 286 female teachers, 114 female doctors and more than 30 female nurses. It can be said that the first generation of Guangzhou's professional women wouldn't have been nurtured without the great contributions of Noyes.