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Lewis Hodous China Photograph Album, ca. 1904-1911.
Bernath Mss 244LOCAL
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Lewis Hodous China Photograph Album, ca. 1904-1911


Hodous, Lewis, 1872-1949, creator


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Album contains some 70 photos and 30 postcards relating mainly to Foochow (Fuzhou) China and environs as taken or collected by Dr. Lewis Hodous during his years serving as a Protestant missionary in this area of China's southeast coast. The photos from the collection reflect a number of Hodous' academic and personal interests during his years in China. Scenes include daily activities of inhabitants: actors, Buddhist monks and novices among others, rice growing, fishing, as well as shots of temples, government halls, the Min River, and other locales. Some photos have hand-lettered captions in English or other information on the reverse.


1904 (issued)


Hodous, Lewis -- 1872-1949
Fuzhou Fu (Fujian Sheng, China) -- Pictorial works
China -- Pictorial works


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Dr. Lewis Hodous (1872-1949) was a graduate of the Harford Theological Seminary and served as a missionary (with his wife, the former Anna Jelinik) in China for nearly twenty years while devoting his furloughs to scholarly pursuits and study (University of Leiden) and teaching (Kennedy School of Missions in Hartford). He became a sinologist of note with a special interest in Chinese Buddhism. He published widely in scholarly journals and was also the author various monographs on Chinese history and culture. He was noted for his sympathetic observations of Chinese customs and ways of life. One of his more importantly scholarly works was the well-known Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms (1937) which he co-authored with William E. Soothill. Following his years of service as a missionary, he remained active in teaching and research until his retirement.
Purchase, 2006.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Lewis Hodous China Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 244. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Finding aid available in the Department of Special Collections.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

.2 linear ft.






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Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.