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The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa (from the Portuguese Ilha Formosa, meaning "beautiful island"), is located in East Asia off the coast of mainland China, southwest of the main islands of Japan, and north-northwest of the Philippines. It is bound to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea and the Luzon Strait, to the west by the Taiwan Strait and to the north by the East China Sea. The island is 394 kilometers (245 miles) long and 144 kilometers (89 miles) wide and consists of steep mountains covered by tropical and subtropical vegetation.

Baehr Conrad

1906 ~ 1997

Conrad Baehr was born September 10, 1906, in the Bronx, New York, to John and Hermine Baehr, who were German immigrants to the United States. His father was a postman, and had formerly been a member of a Presbyterian church...

Affiliation: The Christian Assembly

Thomas Barclay

1849 ~ 1935

Scottish missionary scholar in Taiwan.

Affiliation: English Presbyterian Mission

Chen Chichun

1895 ~ 1990

Prominent Taiwanese church figure.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Chuang Ching-feng

1849 ~ 1868

Lay preacher and first Taiwanese Christian martyr.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

James and Lillian Glazier Dickson

1900 ~ 1967

Visionary missionaries and church developers sent by the Presbyterian Church of Canada to north Taiwan.

Affiliation: Canadian Presbyterian Mission

George Ashmore Fitch

1883 ~ 1979

YMCA worker in China.

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

James Robert Graham III

1898 ~ 1982

American Presbyterian missionary in China and Taiwan.

Affiliation: American Presbyterian Mission  |  Other Locales:

Antonius Hambroeck

1605 ~ 1661

Dutch Reformed missionary in Formosa (Taiwan).

Affiliation: Dutch Reformed Church

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:

Han Wei

1928 ~ 1984

Christian Leader, Physician- Scientist, Educator

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Huang Wutong

1909 ~ 1995

Taiwanese Presbyterian Christian leader.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Ji Wang

1872 ~ 1946

Leader of the Sediq tribe in Taiwan.

Jiang Jieshi

1887 ~ 1975

Military leader of China; chairman of the Nationalist Party; President of the Republic of China.

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Robertus Junius

1606 ~ 1655

Dutch missionary in Formosa (Taiwan).

Affiliation: Dutch Reformed Church

Kau Chang

1837 ~ 1912

First Taiwanese Presbyterian Christian and first native preacher.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

George Leslie Mackay

1844 ~ 1901

Pioneer Canadian Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan

Affiliation: Canadian Presbyterian Mission

Mei Yiqi

1889 ~ 1962

Mei became president of Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1931. During the difficult years of the Anti-Japanese War, he was president of Southwest United University (a consortium of China's best universities) in Kunming, Yunnan.

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

Harry Willis Miller

1879 ~ 1977

American Seventh-Day Adventist physician in China.

Affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist Church  |  Other Locales:

Campbell Naismith Moody

1866 ~ 1940

English Presbyterian missionary in Taiwan.

Affiliation: English Presbyterian Mission

Ng Chiong Hui

1914 ~ 1988

Pioneer Taiwanese theologian recognized worldwide as a scholar, ecumenical leader, and theological educator.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Antonio Riberi

1897 ~ 1967

Vatican representative to China (1946-49) and Taiwan (1953-59).

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church  |  Other Locales:

James Hudson Taylor lll

1929 ~ 2009

Great-grandson of J. Hudson Taylor; founder of China Evangelical Seminary, Taiwan; General Director of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship; founder of Medical Services International.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Other Locales:

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1881 ~ 1958

Presiding judge of the ROC Supreme Court, Minister of Justice, and a member of the Permanent Court of International Justice.

Wu Jingxiong

1899 ~ 1986

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

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Xie Wei

1916 ~ 1970

Pastor, preacher, surgeon, and moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Zeng Baosun

1893 ~ 1978

Prominent Chinese Christian educator.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

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