Typescript diary written by Rev Bernard Upward, missionary with the London Missionary Society, of his experiences during the 1911 Chinese Revolution. Also includes a photocopy of the diary and a copy of the publication, 'Like Lions after Slumber: A Personal Account of the Chinese Revolution of 1911. The Diary of Bernard Upward of Hankow' (Jennifer Childs, 2016).
Diary of the 1911 Chinese Revolution [Xinhai Revolution] by Rev Bernard Upward
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 381308
- Dates of Creation1911-2016
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Bernard William Upward was born on 10 January 1873, at Newport, Isle of Wight. Before going to China in connection with the China Inland Mission (1897-1904), he was a member of the Congregational Church, Newport. He married Kate Spink (born 8 October 1866) on 11 April 1901, at Shanghai. He was appointed to Hankow with the London Missionary Society, and left England with his wife on 24 January 1905. He was chiefly engaged in educational work and had a large share in the growth of the Giffith John College. He served the Society as part of a Deputation to the Australian Churches in 1922. He resigned from the Society in 1927. Bernard Upward died at Reading on 11 June 1944; Kate Upward died at Reading on 5 November 1956.
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Donated to SOAS Library in March 2017.
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The diary was retained by and passed down through the family.