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Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the People's Republic of China and the seventh largest in the world. Widely regarded as the citadel of China's modern economy, the city also serves as one of the nation's most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers. Administratively, Shanghai is a municipality of the People's Republic of China that has province-level status.

Giulio Aleni

1582 ~ 1647

Jesuit missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Other Locales:

Young John Allen

1836 ~ 1907

American missionary, educator, and translator in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Methodist Episcopal Mission

Sidney Anderson

1889 ~ 1978

Sid Anderson was an American Methodist missionary. He and his wife Olive spent more than forty years working in China, mainly in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where they made a major contribution to inner city ministry.

Affiliation: American Methodist  |  Other Locales:

Virginia Atkinson

1861 ~ 1941

Missionary educator.

Affiliation: American Southern Methodist  |  Other Locales:

William Jones Boone, Sr.

1811 ~ 1864

First American Episcopal missionary bishop in China.

Affiliation: American Protestant Episcopal Mission

Joachim Bouvet

1656 ~ 1973

Jesuit mathematician and missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Elijah Coleman Bridgman

1801 ~ 1861

First American missionary to China.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Other Locales:

Eliza Jane Gillett Bridgman

1805 ~ 1871

Pioneer educational missionary in China.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Other Locales:

Fletcher Sims Brockman

1867 ~ 1944

Missionary and YMCA executive in China and the United States.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association  |  Other Locales:

John S. Burdon

1826 ~ 1907

Missionary of the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Cai Erkang

1852 ~ 1920

Semi-Christianised journalist and editor who contributed to a flourishing Christian press in China.

Affiliation: Christian Literature Society for China

Robert E. Chambers

1870 ~ 1932

American Southern Baptist pioneer in missionary literature work; outstanding leader in Christian literary circles, founder of Chinese Baptist Press.

Affiliation: Southern Baptist Mission  |  Other Locales:

Chen Wenyuan

1897 ~ 1968

Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in China.

Affiliation: Chinese Methodist Episcopal Church  |  Other Locales:

Chu Haozhan

1883 ~ 1962

Outstanding evangelist, pastor, civic leader, church leader, and theological educator.

Affiliation: Lutheran Church  |  Other Locales:

William Cooper

1858 ~ 1900

Missionary and martyr.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Other Locales:

Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini

1876 ~ 1958

Italian-born promoter of indigenous local churches and first apostolic delegate to China.

Affiliation: Congregatio Discipulorum Domini

Philippe Couplet

1623 ~ 1693

Jesuit missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Tarleton Perry and Martha Foster Crawford

1821 ~ 1902

Southern Baptist missionaries in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission

Joseph Dehergne

1903 ~ 1990

Historian of Jesuit missions in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Ding Shujing

1890 ~ 1936

The first Chinese woman to head the YWCA in China

Affiliation: Young Women's Christian Association

Dong Jing'an

1875 ~ 1944

Exemplary Chinese Christian educator in East China.

Affiliation: Shanghai Baptist College and Seminary  |  Other Locales:

Joseph Edkins

1823 ~ 1905

British missionary, translator, and sinologist.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Pasquale d' Elia

1890 ~ 1963

Jesuit missionary in China, and missiologist.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Ernst Faber

1839 ~ 1899

Prolific German Protestant missionary and Confucian scholar.

Affiliations: Rhenish Missionary Society , General Evangelical Protestant Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Fan Zimei

1866 ~ 1939

Confucian Christian scholar and pioneer journalist and editor

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association

John Marshall Willoughby Farnham

1830 ~ 1917

North American Presbyterian missionary.

Affiliation: American Presbyterian Mission

George Ashmore Fitch

1883 ~ 1979

YMCA worker in China.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association  |  Other Locales:

John Fryer

1839 ~ 1928

English missionary and educator in China.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society

Gu Ziren

1887 ~ 1971

Preeminent Chinese Christian leader.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association

Gui Zhitang

1895 ~ 1961

Physicist, and Christian univerisity administrator and professor.

Affiliation: Central China University  |  Other Locales:

Pauline G. Hamilton

1915 ~ 1988

Known to many as “Dr. P” in English and “Grandma Han” in Chinese, she won the hearts of thousands during her faith-filled ministry to delinquent boys, students, and many others in Mainland China and Taiwan.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Other Locales:

Mercie Briggs Hayes

1854 ~ 1925

"Mother Hayes" was a homemaker and friend who influenced others by her Christ-like character.

Affiliation: Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, USA  |  Other Locales:

Victor E. W. Hayward

1908 ~ 1988

Missionary in China, foreign secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society, and ecumenical statesman.

Affiliation: Baptist Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Lydia Brown Hipps

1890 ~ 1925

American missionary who served at Ginling (Jinling) College as the head of the Music Department (1917-21); Acting Dean of Women and head of the Music Department of Shanghai College (1921-25).

Affiliation: Jinling College  |  Other Locales:

Dixon Edward Hoste

1861 ~ 1946

British missionary, administrator, and evangelist in China.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Other Locales:

Hu Wenyao

1885 ~ 1966

Chinese Catholic patriot.

Affiliation: Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association

Huang Guangcai

1827 ~ 1886

The first Chinese clergyman of the American Episcopal Church in China.

Affiliation: American Episcopal Church Mission

Huang Su’e

For forty years, an inspiring teacher and leader of church-work among women in Shanghai and Jiangsu.

Affiliation: American Episcopal Church Mission  |  Other Locales:

Ji Zhiwen

1901 ~ 1985

20th-century Chinese Evangelical Protestant leader, evangelist, revivalist and philanthropist.

Affiliations: Bethel Evangelistic Band , Chinese Evangelization Society  |  Other Locales:

Jiang Changchuan

1884 ~ 1958

Chinese Methodist bishop.

Affiliation: Chinese Methodist Episcopal Church

Jiang Wenhan

1908 ~ 1984

Leader of the Chinese Christian Student Movement and scholar.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association

Willie Kelly

1862 ~ 1945

Principal of a kindergarten, administrator of a Bible school, and director of a Bible training program. Pushed for an expansion of women’s rights in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist

Godefroid Xavier de Laimleckhoven

1707 ~ 1785

Jesuit missionary who entered the interior of China during the reign of Emperor Qian Lung (Qing Dynasty).

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Sophie Stephens Lanneau

1880 ~ 1963

Southern Baptist missionary in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Other Locales:

Li Denghui

1873 ~ 1947

Chinese Christian activist and educator.

Li Wenyu

1840 ~ 1911

Chinese Jesuit and well-known writer.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Lin Yutang

1895 ~ 1976

Famous Chinese writer.

Other Locales:

Liu Liming Wang

1897 ~ 1970

Chinese Christian woman activist.

Liu Zhan'en

1896 ~ 1938

Chinese Baptist laymen, educator, and civic leader.

Affiliation: Chinese Baptist Church

William Lockhart

1811 ~ 1896

First British medical missionary.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society

William Lowrie

1819 ~ 1847

American missionary and translator.

Affiliation: American Presbyterian Mission  |  Other Locales:

Lu Bohong

1875 ~ 1937

Well-known Catholic in China.

Affiliation: Catholic Action in China

Ma Xiangbo

1840 ~ 1939

Well-known Chinese Catholic patriot.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Donald MacGillivray

1862 ~ 1931

Canadian Presbyterian missionary in China.

Affiliations: Canadian Presbyterian Mission , Christian Literature Society  |  Other Locales:

Divie Bethune McCartee

1820 ~ 1900

Medical missionary, educator, and U.S. diplomat in China and Japan.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions  |  Other Locales:

Elizabeth McKechnie

1845 ~ 1939

Missionary nurse in China.

Affiliation: Woman's Union Missionary Society of America

Walter Henry Medhurst

1796 ~ 1857

London Missionary Society pioneer in Malaya, Indonesia, and China.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Harry Willis Miller

1879 ~ 1977

American Seventh-Day Adventist physician in China.

Affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist Church  |  Other Locales:

Francisco Javier Montalban

1895 ~ 1945

Jesuit seminary professor in Shanghai and mission historian.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Arthur Evans Moule

1836 ~ 1918

British Anglican Missionary in China.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Watchman Nee

1903 ~ 1972

Founder of the Local Church (Little Flock) movement in China.

Affiliation: Christian Assembly (Little Flock)  |  Other Locales:

Ni Tuosheng

1903 ~ 1972

Preacher, teacher, writer; founder of Christian Assembly (Little flock).

Affiliation: Christian Assembly (Little flock)  |  Other Locales:

David Macdonald Paton

1913 ~ 1992

Anglican missionary and friend of China.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society

Cecil H. Polhill

1860 ~ 1938

Missionary in China and promoter of Pentecostal missions.

Affiliation: Pentecostal Missionary Union

Francis Lister Hawks Pott

1864 ~ 1947

Educator and Protestant Episcopal Church missionary in China.

Affiliations: American Protestant Episcopal Mission , St. John's University

Qi Qingcai

1909 ~ 1990

Chinese pastor and supporter of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement.

Affiliation: Chinese Baptist Church

Frank Joseph Rawlinson

1871 ~ 1937

Longtime editor of Chinese Recorder and considered by Life magazine to be "one of the most influential white men in China."

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

Gilbert Reid

1857 ~ 1927

Missionary reformer in China, founder of Mission among the Higher Classes in China.

Affiliation: Mission Among the Higher Classes  |  Other Locales:

Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

1831 ~ 1906

Episcopal missionary and bishop who helped establish St. John's College in Shanghai.

Affiliation: American Protestant Episcopal Mission

Shen Zigao

1895 ~ 1982

Nationalist and Chinese Anglican bishop.

Affiliation: Chinese Anglican Church

Shi Meiyu

1873 ~ 1954

Shi was among the first Chinese women graduates from a U.S. medical school. On return to China, she founded a hospital and developed the nursing profession.

Affiliations: Woman's Foreign Missionary Society , Shanghai Bethel Mission  |  Other Locales:

Jehu Lewis and Henrietta Hall Shuck

1814 ~ 1863

First U.S. Baptist missionaries in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Other Locales:

Sun Yanli

1914 ~ 1995

Sun Yanli (Henry Sun) was a minister in the Methodist tradition. He worked at Moore Memorial Church (MMC) in Shanghai from 1947 to 1995 and was pastor-in-charge between 1958 and 1989. In June 1988, he was made one of two new Bishops in the Chinese church, the first to be consecrated since the beginning of “united worship” in 1958.

Affiliations: Methodist , TSPM

Tang Guo’an

1858 ~ 1913

Pioneer in modern education; early diplomat

Affiliations: Young Men's Christian Association , Tsinghua School  |  Other Locales:

Elwood Gardner Tewksbury

1865 ~ 1945

American Congregational missionary to China.

Affiliations: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions , World's Sunday School Association  |  Other Locales:

Robert Jermain Thomas

1839 ~ 1866

Missionary to China and Bible distributer in hostile Korea, becoming the first Protestant martyr in Korea.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

David Toong

1895 ~ 1998

Prominent Chinese educator

Affiliations: St. John’s University , Young Men's Christian Association  |  Other Locales:

James Edward Walsh

1891 ~ 1981

Maryknoll missionary leader in China and the last missioner expelled from Communist China.

Affiliation: Maryknoll

Wang Liming

1896 ~ 1970

The leader of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in China for over thirty years and one of the nation’s leading female social reformers of the Republican period.

Affiliation: Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

Wang Yihui

1899 ~

Prominent physician and medical educator.

Other Locales:

Wang Zhengting

1882 ~ 1961

Chinese Christian politician, businessman, and diplomat.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association  |  Other Locales:

Webb Lucy Jim

1895 ~ 1987

Lucy Jim Webb was an American Methodist missionary. She spent almost thirty years working in China, mainly in Shanghai, where she made a major contribution to inner city ministry and youth work.

Affiliation: American Methodist

John Wherry

1837 ~ 1918

American missionary, Christian educator and Bible translator who served in China for nearly fifty years.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Mission  |  Other Locales:

James Toy Williams

1882 ~

American Southern Baptist preacher, teacher, and translator

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist  |  Other Locales:

Alexander Williamson

1829 ~ 1890

Scottish missionary in China with a vision to influence the higher classes through Christian literature.

Affiliation: Society for the Diffusion of Christian and General Knowledge Among the Chinese

Wu Hongyu

1834 ~ 1919

An early well-known minister of the American Episcopal Church in China, who made a major contribution to his church and to the contextualization of Christianity in China.

Affiliation: American Episcopal Church Mission

Wu Jingxiong

1899 ~ 1986

Noted Chinese legal scholar and writer; translator of the Psalms and the New Testament.

Other Locales:

Wu Weizun

1926 ~ 2002

Protestant evangelist who would rather die than surrender for the sake of the faith, Christian conscience and dignity; life in prison for twenty years made him into a “Chinese Epaphras.”

Affiliation: Shanghai Shouzhen Church

Alexander Wylie

1815 ~ 1887

British missionary and publisher in China.

Affiliations: London Missionary Society , British and Foreign Bible Society

Xie Honglai

1873 ~ 1916

Influential Chinese Protestant writer and publicist as well as director of publications for the Young Men's Christian Association in China.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association

Xie Songsan

1900 ~ 1989

Xie Songsan (ZS Zia) was a minister in the Methodist tradition. He worked at Moore Memorial Church (MMC) in Shanghai from 1937 to 1989 and was pastor-in-charge between 1941 and 1958, making a major contribution to inner city ministry, religious education and youth work.

Affiliations: Methodist , TSPM

Caroline Xu

1897 ~ 1970

Wife of Zhu Youyu. Dean of Women at St. John's University; chairman of the Red Cross committee that sponsored a maternity center for refugee women; chairman of the YWCA National Board headquartered in Shanghai from 1938-39.

Affiliation: Episcopal Church  |  Other Locales:

Xu Candida

1607 ~ 1680

Foremost Chinese Christian laywoman of her time.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Xu Chenping

1920 ~ 1973

First Chinese bishop of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese (1969-73).

Affiliation: Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong  |  Other Locales:

Dorothy Xu

1902 ~ 1999

Daughter of Pastor Xu Qin; professor of medicine.

Other Locales:

Xu Guangqi

1562 ~ 1633

Grand minister of the Ming dynasty and significant member of the Catholic Church who contributed much to the propagation of Christianity during the late Ming period.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Other Locales:

Louise Xu

1803 ~ 1991

Wife and indispensable partner of Zhang Fuliang, noted worker for rural welfare.

Other Locales:

Xu Qian

1871 ~ 1940

Chinese scholar and reformer of the judiciary system in China.

Affiliation: Chinese Anglican Church  |  Other Locales:

Yan Fuqing

1882 ~ 1970

Prominent Chinese doctor and educator

Affiliations: Yale-in-China Mission , Peking Union Medical College  |  Other Locales:

Yan Huiqing

1877 ~ 1950

Distinguished civil servant under many Chinese governments over several decades.

Affiliation: Chinese Government  |  Other Locales:

Yan Yongjing

1838 ~ 1898

Chinese translator, professor, social reformer, and pastor who was instrumental in the founding of Central China University and St. John's College.

Affiliation: American Episcopal Church Mission  |  Other Locales:

Yang Qing

Dates unkown

The first Chinese pastor of the Baptist church in China, pioneer and foundation-layer.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Other Locales:

Yang Sida

1901 ~ 1963

Chinese Christian patriot, editor, and writer.

Affiliation: Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association

Matthew Tyson Yates

1819 ~ 1888

Prominent American Southern Baptist missionary, foundation-layer of the Baptist Church in Eastern China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist  |  Other Locales:

Matthew Tyson Yates

1819 ~ 1988

Pioneer Southern Baptist missionary to China enduring opposition and surviving the Taiping Rebellion to build a productive ministry.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission

Yu Chenghua

1901 ~ 1956

Elder at Shanghai Christian Assembly (or Meeting Hall); Watchman Nee’s closest co-worker; ophthalmologist; martyr.

Affiliation: Little Flock

Dora Yu

1873 ~ 1931

Famous twentieth century female Chinese evangelist, revivalist and Bible teacher.

Affiliations: Southern Methodist Episcopal Church , Chinese Independent Church Movement  |  Other Locales:

Yu Guozhen

1852 ~ 1932

Chinese pastor and founder of the Chinese Jesus Independent Church.

Affiliation: Chinese Jesus Independent Church

Yu Rizhang

1882 ~ 1936

Chinese general secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association in China for 16 years.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association  |  Other Locales:

Mario Zanin

1890 ~ 1958

Second Vatican representative to China.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

Zeng Laishun

1826 ~ 1895

Chinese evangelist, translator, businessman, and educator.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Other Locales:

Zhang Lingnie

1911 ~ 2009

Devoted wife of Zhang Lisheng (Lit-sen Chang)

Other Locales:

Zhang Jiashu

1893 ~ 1988

First bishop of the Shanghai Diocese elected by Chinese Catholic believers.

Affiliation: Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association

Zhao Shiguang

1908 ~ 1973

Chinese evangelist, writer and founder of Ling Liang or Spiritual Food Christian Church.

Affiliation: Ling Liang (Spiritual Food) Church  |  Other Locales:

Zheng Hefu

1885 ~ 1954

First Chinese Anglican archbishop.

Affiliation: Chinese Anglican Church

Zheng Jianye

1919 ~ 1991

Chinese Anglican bishop and scholar who was one of the initiators of the Chinese Christian Three-Self Patriotic Movement.

Affiliation: Chinese Anglican Church

Zhu Youyu

1885 ~ 1986

Educator, chaplain, church leader

Affiliation: Episcopal Church  |  Other Locales:

Zhu Baoyuan

1872 ~ 1961

Chinese Anglican Church pastor and initiator of his church's independence movement.

Affiliation: Chinese Anglican Church

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