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Dating from between 1907 and 1925 the papers of Charles Daniel Tenney include essays, speeches and translations concerning Tenney's time in China as well as his views on education, the tensions between Christian missions and Confucianism, criticism of the Chinese language and writing system, criticism of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese Republic, as well as Tenney's thoughts on the Jewish colony and tablets at Keifeng. Additionally, included is Tenney's typescript copy of Bishop George Smith's translation of the Keifeng Jewish Tablets and an address Tenney gave to Dartmouth students while he was Director of Chinese Government Students.

Note on Translations

In 2013, Nien Lin Xie from Dartmouth College, Julie Wang from Binghamton University and Ding Ye from Georgetown University collaborated to translate Tenney’s paper into Chinese. This project was completed in 2015 and the Chinese version was added alongside the original Tenney’s papers, with an introduction written by Professor Pamela Crossley from the History Department at Dartmouth College and a Chronology of Tenney compiled by Julie Wang. The translators are identified in individual chapters in Chinese.