Possessed persons often speak in the name of a god, demand burnt offerings, and go into convulsions if refused. Stories of these tell-tale signs of demonic possession collected by missionaries and Chinese Christian converts, form the basis of this 1894 work of religious nonfiction. William James praised this work as a stepping-stone towards explaining mental pathologies.
About the Author
John Livingstone Nevius (1829-1893) was born in New York and attended Princeton. He spent forty years in China as an American Presbyterian missionary, adopting a set of principles for missionaries in a foreign country known as the Nevius Plan, which had much success in Korea. His writings include China and the Chinese and The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches.