1877  — 1933

Henry Theodore Hodgkin

Quaker missionary and administrator in China.

Born in England, Hodgkin received his education at King’s College, Cambridge. He was chairman of the English Student Missionary Union from 1902 to 1905. He went to China with the Friends’ Foreign Missionary Association in 1905 and remained until 1909. For the next ten years (1910-1920) he was secretary of the Friends’ Foreign Missionary Association. He lectured in China in 1921 and then assumed duties (1922-1929) as one of the secretaries of the National Christian Council of China. During the last four years of his life he directed a graduate school in England for the Society of Friends. A prolific author, he wrote The Christian Revolution (1923), Friends beyond the Seas (1916), and Living Issues in China (1932).


This article is reprinted from Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, Macmillan Reference USA, copyright (c) 1998 Gerald H. Anderson, by permission of The Gale Group; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. All rights reserved.


  • George Herbert Wood, Henry T. Hodgkin: A Memoir (1937). See also various issues of The Chinese Recorder.

About the Author

Ralph R. Covell

Formerly Professor of World Christianity and Academic Dean, Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado, USA