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Timoleon Raimondi

1827 ~ 1894

First Catholic bishop of Hong Kong.

Affiliation: Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Nicolas Joseph Raux

1754 ~ 1801

French Vincentian missionary (CM) who went to China during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty.

Affiliation: Vincentians  |  Locale: Beijing

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  |  Locale: Shanghai

Jean-Baptiste Regis

1663 ~ 1738

Jesuit missionary and cartographer in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Beijing

Karl Ludvig Reichelt

1877 ~ 1952

Norwegian Lutheran missionary to China, scholar of Chinese religion, and founder of Christian Mission to Buddhists.

Affiliation: Christian Mission to Buddhists  |  Locales: Nanjing, Hong Kong

Gilbert Reid

1857 ~ 1927

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

Affiliation: Mission Among the Higher Classes  |  Locales: Shandong, Shanghai

Antonio Riberi

1897 ~ 1967

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

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church  |  Locales: Jiangsu, Taiwan

Matteo Ricci

1552 ~ 1610

Pioneer Roman Catholic missionary and the first European sinologist Ricci founded four Jesuit houses in China, translated Euclid’s Elements and other books into Chinese, and authored several popular books in Chinese. He was the initiator of the controversial “accommodationist” strategy for missions in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales: Zhaoqing, ShaozhouNanjing

Timothy Richard

1845 ~ 1919

Baptist Missionary Society missionary in China.

Affiliation: Baptist Missionary Society  |  Locales: Shandong, ShanxiTianjin

Petrus and Susie Rijnhart

Independent missionaries to Tibet.

Locale: Qinghai

Susanna Carson Rijnhart

1868 ~ 1908

Pioneer doctor, explorer, and founder of the Disciples of Christ Mission to Tibet.

Affiliation: Disciples of Christ Mission to Tibet  |  Locales: Qinghai, Sichuan

Lloyd Robert Rist

1885 ~ 1929

A Canadian missionary who served faithfully in Gansu until his death.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale: Gansu

Issachar Jacox Roberts

1802 ~ 1871

Baptist missionary in China and supporter of the Taiping Rebellion.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Locales: Hong Kong, Nanjing

João da Rocha

1565 ~ 1623

Jesuit missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Jiangsu

Rong Hong

1828 ~ 1912

Rong was the first "returned student" from America and founder of the Chinese Educational Mission. He paved the way for the first hundred Chinese to receive a state-sponsored modern education, and as a diplomat helped to stop the international coolie trade.

Affiliation: Chinese Educational Mission  |  Locales: China, United States

Halvor Ronning

1862 ~ 1950

Pioneer Norwegian-American Lutheran missionary in China.

Affiliation: China Mission Society  |  Locale: Hubei

Logan Herbert Roots

1870 ~ 1945

Called the "Red Bishop" of Hankow (Hankou), China, from 1904 to 1937.

Affiliation: American Protestant Episcopal Mission  |  Locale: Hubei

John Ross

1842 ~ 1915

Scottish Presbyterian missionary in Manchuria and Korea, directed the first Korean translation of the New Testament.

Affiliation: Scottish United Presbyterian Mission  |  Locales: Liaoning, Korea

Francois de Rougemont

1624 ~ 1676

Jesuit missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales: Jiangsu, Guangdong

Michele Ruggieri

1543 ~ 1607

Jesuit pioneer missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales: Guangdong, Zhejiang

William Armstrong Russell

1821 ~ 1879

Church Missionary Society missionary and bishop in China.

Affiliation: Church Missionary Society  |  Locale: Ningbo

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