Tag: National Christian Council of China

Kang Cheng (Ida Kahn, K’ang Ch’eng) (1873 ~ 1930)
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Kang Cheng (Ida Kahn, K’ang Ch’eng) (1873 ~ 1930)

One of the first Chinese medical doctors Kang Cheng, also known as Ida Kahn, was born into a poor family in Jiujiang (Kiukiang), Jiangxi province. She was adopted by Gertrude Howe, a student of the University of Michigan, and left school to work as a missionary in Jiujiang before completing her degree. During Kang’s childhood,...

Bashford, James Whitford (1848 ~ 1919)
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Bashford, James Whitford (1848 ~ 1919)

First resident MEC bishop in China Born in Fayette, Wisconsin, Bashford studied at the University of Wisconsin and Boston University School of Theology. After serving first as a pastor, then for 15 years as president of Ohio Wesleyan University, he was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles and in 1904...

Chen Wenyuan (1897 ~ 1968)
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Chen Wenyuan (1897 ~ 1968)

MEC Bishop in China Chen, Wen-Yuan (1897-1968), bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in China. Chen was educated in Methodist schools in Fuzhou (Foochow), earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at Syracuse University, New York, and returned to serve as pastor of the Church of Heavenly Peace (Tianantang) in Fuzhou. He received his Ph.D. degree from...