J A Shurman ~ Time line
Call to China
When Rückert received a request for a missionary to be sent to China, most likely from his former student and now China missionary, Karl Gützlaff, JAS volunteered and commenced Chinese studies under a Dr Sc[h]ott.[ 1 ] However, the funds of the Jänicke Mission Institute were too low to send him out[ 2 ], and the Institute consented that JAS offered his services to the LMS, apparently still for a position in China. [JAS-A, Page 2].
- This name seems to refer to the German Orientalist and Sinologist Wilhelm Schott (1802-1889). As a young man, he studied Eastern Asian languages at the Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Berlin, but already in 1833 he began teaching the Chinese language and philosophy. In 1838 he became a Professor at the University of Mainz. Schott was an honourable member of the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory. For more detail, see [Wikipedia Germany] and [Neue Deutsche Biographie], both in German and with bibliography. [ ▲ ]
- The Mission Institute had never sent out its own missionary, but through mission agencies in London (CMS and LMS), the Netherlands and Basel. [ ▲ ]
(Created: 27.01.2015. Last updated: 10.02.2015.)
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