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James Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905, Pioneer Missionary

Written by: Unknown    Posted on: 03/13/2003

Category: Biographies

Source: CCN

James Hudson Taylor 1832-1905 Pioneer missionary. James Hudson Taylor was born in Barnsley, England. He was the son of a Methodist minister. After study- ing medicine and theology, he went to China in 1854 as a mis- sionary under the auspices of the China Evangelization Soci- ety. In 1858, after working in a hospital for four years, he married the daughter of another missionary. He returned to England in 1860 and spent five years translating the New Tes- tament into the Ningpo dialect. He returned to China in 1866 with 16 other missionaries and founded the China Inland Mis- sion. In 1870 his wife and two of their children died of cholera. He remained in China and before his death estab- lished 205 mission stations with 849 missionaries from Eng- land, and 125,000 witnessing Chinese Christians.         He died in Changcha, China, in 1905.

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