Tag: YMCA

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...

Yun, Tchi-Ho [Chi’-ho] (1865-1945)
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Yun, Tchi-Ho [Chi’-ho] (1865-1945)

Korean nobleman, Methodist educator, and pioneer of Korea’s modernization At age 14 Yun Tchi-Ho was sent with a select group of aristocratic youths to Japan for foreign language study. There his ability in five languages (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, English, and French) so impressed the first American minister to Korea, General Lucius C. Foote, that he...

Mott, John R. (1865-1955)
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Mott, John R. (1865-1955)

Missions and ecumenical statesman Mott was born in Livingston Manor, New York. Raised in Postville, Iowa, in a pious Methodist home, he graduated from Cornell University in 1888 with a bachelor of philosophy degree and later received honorary degrees from Yale, Edinburgh, Princeton, Brown, Toronto, and other universities. While a Cornell undergraduate, he passed from...