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Early Life: family background; education; called to China by the Augustana Lutheran Synod.
China Experiences: initial impressions of and adjustments to life in China; language study; establishes middle school for girls in Kiahsien, 1915; methods of evangelizing; famine relief efforts; work with Dr. C. P. Friberg in Loyang, 1924; effects of revivalism of 1930s; work toward the indigenous church; problems faced by Chinese converting to Christianity; experiences with Communists after WWII; work with Chinese Muslims; problems teaching Christianity in China; beginning work in Hong Kong.
Midwest China Center
Augustana Lutheran Synod, middle school for girls, Kiahsien, evangelizing, famine, Friberg, Loyan, revivalism, indigenous, Christianity, Communists, WWII, Muslims, Hong Kong
Lawson, Thyra, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1977). China Oral Histories. 59.