57th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

Missionary Daughter to Daughter of the Revolution: Isabel Crook’s Journey to the Great Hall of the People Professor Emerita of History Jane Hunter taught U.S. social and cultural history at Lewis & Clark beginning in 1990. Her first book, Gospel of Gentility:  American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the Century China, won the Governors’ Award from Yale University Press at its publication and came out in translation in China in 2014. She has spent over four years living in East Asia, first teaching English in Hong Kong from 1971-73, and then in 2003-4 teaching American studies as a Fulbright lecturer in Shanghai, and again in 2012-13 at Sichuan University in Chengdu. This fall, she was a fellow at Shanghai Normal University’s Guangqi International Center working on this project.  (Another book, How Young Ladies Became Girls:  The Victorian Origins of American Girlhood won the 2004 outstanding book prize from the Society for the History of Education.)