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The Divine Word Missionaries in Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang, 1922–1953: A Bibliographic Note*


Between 1922 and 1953, the German-Dutch Catholic Congregation Societas Verbi Divini, SVD, also known as the Divine Word Missionaries or Steyl Missionaries, sent approximately 90 missionaries to Northwest China. During these three decades, the Divine Word Missionaries established some 30 missionary stations (plus about 100 out-stations) in Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang.

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M. Hermanns [SVD], ‘Überlieferungen der Tibeter. Nach einem Manuskript aus dem Anfang des 13. Jahrhunderts n. Chr.’, Monumenta Serica 13 (1948), pp. 161208.

M. Hermanns [SVD], ‘The Status of Women in Tibet’, Anthropological Quarterly 26 (1953), pp. 6778.

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • ISSN: 1356-1863
  • EISSN: 1474-0591
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