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Matteo Ricci (Apr 16)

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:

Wu Yongsheng (Jan 27)

1924 ~

Author of The History of Christianity in Dali. Physician in the local hospital, which had been started by missionaries. Elder in Dali Old City Protestant Church.

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William Milne (Jan 17)

1785 ~ 1822

Second Protestant missionary to China; with Robert Morrison, co-translator of the Bible into Chinese; engaged in pioneer evangelism, preaching, teaching, and writing books and tracts in Chinese. Lead LMS missionary in Malacca; principal of Anglo-Chinese College; mentor of Liang Fa, China’s first evangelist.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locales:

Peter and Valborg Torjesen (Dec 13)

1892 ~ 1939

Classic China Inland Missionaries who lived simply among the people in a remote village, faithfully communicating the gospel with them by word and deed, and sharing in their sufferings during times of famine, chaos, and warfare.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

John Song (Dec 1)

1901 ~ 1944

Chinese revivalist and evangelist, whose meetings also featured prayer for the sick. Through him, tens of thousands were converted to Christ; thousands were healed; and hundreds of evangelistic teams were sent out.

Affiliations: Chinese Methodist Church‚  Bethel Worldwide Evangelistic Band  |  Locale:

Chiang Kai-shek (Nov 11)

1887 ~ 1975

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

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Xie Fuya (Nov 7)

1892 ~ 1991

Chinese Christian thinker, philosopher, writer, translator. Taught at Lingnan University, Zhong Shan (Sun Yat-sen) University, Nanjing University, Hong Kong Baptist Institute, and other institutions; produced many original writings and translations. In his later years took part in the translation of “Christian Classics Library” series.

Affiliation: Chinese YMCA  |  Locales:

Nee Watchman (Oct 28)

1903 ~ 1972

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

Affiliation: Christian Assembly (Little flock)  |  Locales:

Wu Mujia (Oct 26)

1920 ~ 1997

Itinerant evangelist; Presbyterian pastor; suffered 23 years in prison for not joining the Three-Self Patriotic Movement; taught biblical languages at Yanjing Seminary.

Howard Albert Smith (Oct 19)

1904 ~ 1981

Missionary in central China whose capture by the Red Army and eventual escape sparked widespread publicity.

Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance  |  Locale:

Allen Yuan (Sep 30)

1914 ~ 2005

Chinese house church leader who suffered long imprisonment for refusing to join the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and who led a large congregation after being released from prison.

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Frank Augustus Brown (Sep 19)

1876 ~ 1967

Early Years During thirty-eight years of ministry in China, Brown planted churches, trained leaders, promoted the full indigenization of the Chinese church, and engaged in emergency relief and medical work. Francis Augustus Brown was born on a farm in Prince...

Affiliation: Southern Presbyterian Mission  |  Locale:

Zhang Guanru (Aug 10)

1924 ~

Pastor, itinerant evangelist, theological educator. A survivor of the Cultural Revolution, he served faithfully in Sanyuan into his 90s.

Affiliation: Three-Self Patriotic Movement  |  Locales:

Peter Parker (Aug 7)

1804 ~ 1888

Pioneer American medical missionary who later served as U.S. Commissioner to China. He is said to have “opened China with a scalpel.”

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

Andr Palmeiro (Jul 16)

1569 ~ 1635

A noted theologian, teacher, preacher, and Jesuit leader in Portugal and then in India and East Asia.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales:

Peter Matson (May 30)

1868 ~ 1943

Pioneer missionary in Hubei; church planter and missionary leader for fifty years; after retirement in the United States, an advocate for the evangelism of China.

Affiliation: American Mission Covenant  |  Locale:

Arthur William Douthwaite (Apr 19)

1848 ~ 1899

Medical Missionary with the CIM; served primarily in Chefoo; distinguished himself during the Sino-Japanese War.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

Jeanette Li (Apr 4)

1899 ~ 1968

Jeanette testified, “In every period of my life, I have found God sufficient for my every need, for my help in every weakness.” Her life story is an encouraging example of God’s faithfulness and provision for his saints no matter how hard their circumstances.

Su Zuoyang (Mar 16)

1916 ~ 2007

Twentieth-century Chinese evangelist, Bible scholar, author, musician. Director of the Worldwide Evangelistic Mission???????, director of the Heavenly People Depot, general editor of the Voice of the Heavenly People.

Affiliations: The Worldwide Evangelistic Mission‚  The Heavenly People Depot  |  Locale:

Guo Bingwen (Feb 29)

1880 ~ 1969

Influential Chinese educator

Isobel Miller Kuhn (Feb 28)

1901 ~ 1957

Missionary to Lisu tribes; wife of John Kuhn; writer.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

James Outram Fraser (Jan 20)

1886 ~ 1938

Pioneer evangelist and church planter; Bible translator; leader within the CIM

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale:

James Cameron (Dec 7)

1845 ~ 1892

First missionary to take the gospel to the Tibetan people.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission

Gao Daling (Oct 10)

1850s ~ 1940s

Gifted scholar, independent church leader, and assistant to Timothy Richard.

Affiliations: British Baptist Missionary Society‚  True Jesus Church  |  Locale:

Ding Limei (Sep 22)

1871 ~ 1936

Outstanding 20th century Chinese revivalist and evangelist. Leader of Student Christian movement. Called, “China’s Moody.”

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