China has long been a glittering jewel just out of reach of most evangelists, but some dare to reach for it. Karl Gutzlaff, was one who reached. This is his story. From his childhood in Germany during pietism's decline through the middle of the 19th century, Gutzlaff worked toward bringing the Gospel to the Chinese, and in doing so his influence reached far beyond where his footsteps fell. This highly researched and detailed book features an extensive 25-page bibliography of China missions that will be extremely useful in years to come to anyone interested in Gutzlaff, Asian missions, or Sino-Western relations.