Shantung Compound

The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure by Langdon Gilkey

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Get this from a library! Shantung compound: the story of men and women under pressure,. [Langdon Gilkey] -- The 2, foreign civilians (from junkies to missionaries to children) who were interned by the Japanese in China were not tortured, but they suffered from hunger, lack of sanitation, crowding, even. Summary and Analysis Chapters The first sentence of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar alerts the reader to the conflicts that will be dealt with in this semi-autobiographical novel: "It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York."The speaker will tell us in the next few sentences that she is "stupid" and that she feels. Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure PDF ebook. By Author: Langdon Gilkey. Sorry! We have not found any description on this book! Download this We have not found any description on this book! Planning Under Pressure (Urban and Regional Planning Series) Sorry! We have not found any description on this book! Shantung Compound by Langdon Gilkey starting at $ Shantung Compound has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Langdon Gilkey's account of his internment at the Shantung Compound in China during WW II paints a vivid picture of what humans are like: and it is not pretty. Selfish, base, mean spirited, quarrelsome - it didn't seem to matter what anyone's ideology consisted of, for the most part people acted in whatever ways promoted their own self interest/5(9). Buy Shantung Compound (Paperback) at the5thsense.com An interesting book about whites interned in a camp in China during the China/Japanese war. Mostly about the author's thoughts on man and how he react's, etc. This was not a brutal compound and they had it fairly easy. An interesting read. See more/5(2). That's right, all we need is the price of a paperback book to sustain a non-profit library the whole world depends on. We have only staff but run one of the world’s top websites. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. Shantung compound: the story of men and women under pressure Item Preview remove-circlePages: Shantung Compound by Langdon Gilkey; Recent Comments. But the question this book attempts to answer (“are our lives lived in an ordered universe [the DANCE] or is it haphazard and random [CHANCE]?” is one I ask myself all the time, hence these thoughts and summary comments.

Mar 01,  · Fascinating book with some profound insights and implications for who we are, how and why we behave the way we do in groups, and concluding with his views on the spiritual implications of what he observed in the compound. ———-There were a number of insights and quotes from Shantung Compound that captured my attention. Here are quite a few. Though a prolific academic theologian, Gilkey is perhaps best remembered for his autobiographical book Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure (), which details his internment at a Japanese POW camp during the second World War. Shantung Compound not only recounts the harrowing travails of life in an internment camp, it. Get this from a library! Shantung compound: the story of men and women under pressure. [Langdon Brown Gilkey]. Introduction It has been several years since I read the excellent book by Langdon Gilkey entitled Shantung Compound. One chapter is entitled, “A Place of One's Own.” Gilkey was interned in a Japanese detention camp, along with a diverse group of people, who all had one thing in common -- they were all Westerners. The Japenese did not know what to do with all the Westerners present in the.

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Langdon Gilkey’s book, Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure, is both a memoir and a well-considered assessment of Shantung Compound book. Though Gilkey was a theologian, this book is much more interesting for its discussions of human nature regarding political and economic order.

The book contains fourteen the5thsense.com by: 7. May 28,  · It implies that the Western notion of the social contract to be a wistful, romantic notion. I think I said that in a nice way. Shantung Compound was a blunt, clarifying, transformative read for me.

In Gilkey’s words, “This book is Shantung Compound book the life of a civilian internment camp in North China during the war against Japan/5.

Jul 11,  · Langdon Gilkey’s book, Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure, is both a memoir and a well-considered assessment of humanity. Though Gilkey was a theologian, this book is much more interesting for its discussions of human nature regarding political and economic order.

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It powerfully evokes a very civilized despair for the human social condition. Jun 17,  · Langdon Gilkey was a young American teacher at Yenching University near Peking, China, when the Japanese military under wartime pressure rounded up all foreigners into an internment camp.

Two and a half years later they were released. Shantung Compound is based on a journal Dr. Gilkey kept during his imprisonment.4/5. Nov 26,  · Langdon Gilkey’s book, Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure, is both a memoir and a well-considered assessment of humanity.

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Visit the5thsense.com» Column. Visit the official Harlequin book site. See the newest novels, discuss with other book lovers, buy romance books online. Visit the5thsense.com» About. Column. CONTACT. Customer. 1 Shantung Compound The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure by Langdon Gilkey (Harper and Row, ) Reviewer: Erik Johnson (12/29/) In imperialist Japan, already occupying China, rounded up nearly non-Chinese.

Jun 01,  · This book left me speechless and introspectively questioning the Christian faith I espouse. In Shantung Compound Gilkey, through his experience in the internment camp, stops the "program" of our spiritual doings and forces us to examine the conscience of our the5thsense.com by: 7.

Nov 16,  · Christy, you gave an excellent summary of the book. I came to know "Shantung Compound" when I searched for books on the works of Reinhold Niebuhr, the greatest American theologian in the 20th century. I believe Gilkey got his doctoral degree under Niebuhr from the Union Theological Seminary.

Shantung Compound - The Story Of Men And Women Under Pressure [Langdon Gilkey] on the5thsense.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying the5thsense.com: Langdon Gilkey. In Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure (), Gilkey narrates his departure from the liberal Protestant belief system during World War II when he was made a prisoner of war in the "Civilian Internment Center" near Weihsien for two-and-a-half years (–).Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia University.

Download file to see previous pages The paper "A Reflection on Langdon Gilkey’s Shantung Compound" analyzes the Langdon Gilkey’s Shantung Compound. It is a novel about the physical, emotional, spiritual and moral struggles in a community that was completely stripped of amenities and left only with less than enough basic needs.

Feb 16,  · My mother praised this book for its instructive message, “A person can adapt to anything.” I agree. Shantung Compound.

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Column. CONTACT. Customer. Sep 24,  · Langdon Gilkey’s book, Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure, is both a memoir and a well-considered assessment of humanity. Though Gilkey was a theologian, this book is much more interesting for its discussions of human nature regarding political and economic order.

The book contains fourteen chapters.4/5(1). Shantung Compound by Langdon Gilkey. Digital Rights Management (DRM) The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to. Langdon Gilkey was a young American teacher at Yenching University near Peking, China, when the Japanese military under wartime pressure rounded up all foreigners into an internment camp.

Two and a half years later they were released. Shantung Compound is based on /5(4). Two texts which stood out to me in particular this final semester of Great Books were Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov and Gilkey’s memoir Shantung Compound.

Each book offers in depth portrayals of human motivations and personalities of imperfect which are still pertinent today. The author Justifies his offering of this account of his experience of twenty years ago in a Japanese concentration camp on the ground that it may have permanent value as a story of what happens when people are faced with circumstances almost entirely at odds with their previous life.

The Justification is well authenticated in the narrative. Shantung Compound. I purchased this book because my book club will discuss it at our January meeting. It is a book that all thinking people should read. It forces one to think about how one might respond to similar situations.

This is not a horror story of how awful the situation was in a concentration camp during World War I but rather 4/5(2). Langdon Gilkey was a young American teacher at Yenching University near Peking, China, when the Japanese military under wartime pressure rounded up all foreigners into an internment camp.

Two and a half years later they were released. Shantung Com More about Langdon Gilkey. Jan 16,  · Shantung Compound by Langdon Gilkey available in Trade Paperback on the5thsense.com, also read synopsis and reviews.

This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral Author: Langdon Gilkey. Feb 12,  · Shantung Compound by Langdon Gilkey,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). (The author changes the names of all the internees mentions in the book but Liddell is easy to identify.) "Shantung Compound" is a classic of its kind and is perhaps the best book I have read on the behavior of human beings under stress.

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Find Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under () by Gilkey, Langdon/5(). Dec 18,  · Read "Shantung Compound" by Langdon Gilkey available from Rakuten Kobo. This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral challenges encountered in Brand: Harperone.

Weixian Internment Camp. The compound was a Japanese-run internment camp created during World War II to hold civilians of Allied countries living in North China. The camp's population initially included British, Canadian, American, Australian, Dutch, Belgian and other citizens.

Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under.This is the most provocative book I’ve read in my adult life. It powerfully evokes a very civilized despair for the human social condition. It implies that the Western notion of the social contract to be a wistful, romantic notion. I think I said that in a nice way.

Shantung Compound was a blunt, clarifying, transformative read for me/5(4).Dec 15,  · Shantung compound by Langdon Gilkey.

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