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Early Life: family background; education.
China Experiences: work with Daniel Nelson, Sr., in Sinyang, Honan; impressions of Feng Yu-hsiang and other military officers; description of the political situation during mid-1920s; conflict within the Lutheran Church of China; disturbances of 1927 and effects upon missionaries; an account of a bank raid; memories of Chu Hao-jan; impressions of the Red Spears; involvement in local politics; situation at Kioshan compound upon arrival; detailed outline of paper presented at special missionary conference in Hankow, 1926, regarding the indigenous church; excerpts from articles written for Pacific Lutheran Herald; origin and emphasis of the revival movement of the 1930s; description of mission work at Hwangchuan and the effects of the Japanese war; conditions in post-war Fancheng during 1946 conference; report on missionary conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1945.
Midwest China Center
Daniel Nelson Sr, Sinyang, Honan, Feng Yu-hsiang, military, political, Lutheran Church of China, missionaries, Chu Hao-jan, Red Spears, politics, Kioshan, missionary conference, Hankow, indigenous church, Pacific Lutheran Herald, revival movement, Hwangchcuan, Japanese, post-war, Fancheng
Sovik, Edward, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1976). China Oral Histories. 84.