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Early Life: family background; education; accepted as missionary by Evangelical Lutheran Church Mission Board, 1947.
China Experiences: adjusting to life in Peking; effects of civil war upon Peking; experiences with inflation; travels to Kuling and Shanghai; trip to and experiences at Lutheran mission compound at Sinyang; experiences as principal of American School-Kikungshan (Hong Kong), 1948-1949; closes ASK, June 1949; evaluates effects of living in China; missionaries interfere with indigenous church after WWII; response to Daniel Nelson, Jr.; response to the Kuomingtang; response to the People's Republic of China (PRC); suggestions for future church policies toward PRC; analysis of possible psychological origin of anti-Communist feelings of many missionaries; contribution of missionary endeavor to American Christianity and way of life.
Midwest China Center
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Peking, civil war, inflation, Kuling, Shanghai, Sinyang, American School, ASK, indigenous church, Daniel Nelson, Kuomingtang, People's Republic of China, PRC, Communist, missionary, Christianity
Hanson, Orvis, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1976). China Oral Histories. 37.