David A. Hollinger
- University of California, Berkeley
This study concentrates on the adult careers of children of missionaries who made a mark on the life of the United States in several distinctive arenas, including academic foreign-area studies, the foreign service, the presentation of foreign cultures through fiction and the arts, journalism and the media, and the ecumenical movement with Protestantism. Prominent among their ranks were Edwin Reischauer, Robert Goheen, Paul Simon, John Birch, John S. Service, John Paton Davies, Jr., Pearl Buck, John Hersey, and Henry Luce. These products of a heavily ethnocentric and culturally imperialist project often (but not always) grew up to be liberalizers and de-provincializers.