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You do not travel in China at the full moon : Agnes Moncrieff's letters from China, 1930-1945 / edited by Barbara Francis.

By: Moncrieff, Agnes M. (Agnes Meikle), 1898-1988.
Contributor(s): Francis, Barbara [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2017Description: 295 pages : illustrations : 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776560882; 1776560884.Subject(s): Moncrieff, Agnes M. (Agnes Meikle) 1898-1988 -- Correspondence | Zhonghua Jidu jiao nü qing nian hui -- History | New Zealanders -- China -- Correspondence | Christian women -- China -- Correspondence | China -- History -- 1928-1937 | China -- History -- 1937-1945DDC classification: 267.5951
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In April 1938 Agnes Moncrieff, in her role as the YWCA of New Zealand's foreign secretary to the YWCA of China, wrote to her mother, 'You do not travel in China at the full moon if you can help. There are always air raids.' Nessie, as she preferred to be called, was an indomitable spirit and source of strength for many women in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. There from 1930-1945, she is the only New Zealander to ever be seconded to the YWCA of China. These fascinating excerpts drawn from hundreds of her typed and handwritten letters tell of a remarkable woman, her experiences living and working in China, her observations of Chinese and Japanese military strategies, and her horror at what was taking place around her. A story of fortitude and adventure published on the centenary of her enrolment at Victoria University of Wellington, You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon collects some of Nessie's most captivating letters with notes from her friend, Barbara Francis. 'Nessie Moncrieff's letters from China reveal the life of an exceptional New Zealander and remind us of the contributions women have made both to New Zealand society and internationally. . . . Nessie Moncrieff was one of several New Zealanders who, in different ways, engaged in humanitarian and reconstruction work in China during that country's tumultuous 1930s and 40s, and her story has an important place in the history of New Zealand's relationship with China.' -Pauline Keating, History programme, Victoria University of Wellington

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. 7)
  • List of Maps (p. 11)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 12)
  • Introduction (p. 17)
  • 1 A Different Course, 1898-1929 (p. 19)
  • 2 First Term: Peiping, 28 February 1930-July 1934 (p. 25)
  • 3 Home, Travels and Return to China, 1934-1937 (p. 53)
  • 4 Hankow, September-December 1937 (p. 70)
  • 5 Hankow and the Godown, January-March 1938 (p. 91)
  • 6 After the Godown, April-July 1938 (p. 119)
  • 7 Travels, July-October 1938 (p. 143)
  • 8 Back in Shanghai, October-December 1938 (p. 169)
  • 9 Sojourn in Hong Kong, January-February 1939 (p. 177)
  • 10 Return to Shanghai, March-May 1939 (p. 185)
  • 11 More Travels, May-August 1939 (p. 193)
  • 12 Final Time in Shanghai, September 1939-July 1940 (p. 205)
  • 13 The Burma Road, 1940-1941 (p. 219)
  • 14 Third Term: Chengtu, December 1941-October 1945 (p. 247)
  • 15 After China, November 1946-June 1988 (p. 263)
  • Notes and References (p. 266)
  • Bibliography (p. 275)
  • Index of Names (p. 278)
  • Index of Places (p. 288)
  • General Index (p. 291)