Eastern Turkestanica in the Swedish National Archives

Eastern Turkestanica in the Swedish National Archives

Eastern Turkestanica in the Swedish National Archives
Author(s): Gunnar Jarring
Source: Central Asiatic Journal , 1991, Vol. 35, No. 1/2 (1991), pp. 55-61
Published by: Harrassowitz Verlag

The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (Svenska Missionsförbundet) pursued missionary work in the Chinese province of Xinjiang – or, Eastern Turkestan as it was then called – during the years 1892-1938. The history of the mission has in detail been described by John Hultvall. Outside their religious activities the Swedish missionaries devoted much time to humanitarian and cultural work: in short, they gave technical aid to an underdeveloped country through their schools, hospitals, and vocational training. The mission set up their own printing-office in Kashghar which until 1938 was the only existing printing works in the southern parts of the country…

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