This site is devoted to missionary memoirs--particularly those written by women. Their stories are less focused on position and status and statics and claims of success. Rather, they more often relate to sins and struggles and family issues and interpersonal problems of missionary work past and present.
Here is a great story about a woman missionary to China during the first half of the 20th century. Anyone who is looking for a research topic related to China will find on this site a wealth of information.