James Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905, Pioneer Missionary
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James Hudson Taylor
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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