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Early Life: education; called by the Lutheran United Mission Board, 1919, to teach at the American School-Kikungshan (ASK).
China Experiences: trip to China; description of time spent in the International Hospital in Hankow; journey from Hankow to Kikungshan; memories of bandit activity; memories of General Feng Yu-hsiang; arrival at ASK; general description of living conditions and work at ASK; other schools in Kikungshan; memories of Agnes Kittelsby and other ASK faculty members; tragic moments at ASK; women's place in mission work; evacuating ASK, 1929; re-establishment of ASK at Kuling; memories of Chiang Kai-shek; closing of ASK, 1941; description of living conditions in the Philippines while interned by the Japanese during WWII; released, 1945; trip to China to re-open ASK in Sinyang, 1946; general description of ASK in Sinyang.
Midwest China Center
Lutheran United Mission Board, American School-Kikungshan, ASK, International Hospital Hankow, General Feng Yu-hsiang, Agnes Kittelsby, women's place in mission work, Chiang Kai-shek, Philippines, Japanese, WWII, Sinyang
Gilbertson, Ruth, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1978). China Oral Histories. 42.