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Early Background: family background; education; accepted as missionary by Presbyterian Board of Missions to teach psychology at Yenching University, 1923.
China Experiences: trip to and early impressions of China; teaching responsibilities and description of courses; living conditions at Yenching; political attitudes of students and faculty at Yenching; Christian fellowships at Yenching; personal relationships at and outside of Yenching; response to Communists and Nationalists; changing social attitudes of students during 1930s; personal relationship with students; involvement with "radial" students at Yenching after WWII; response to John Leighton Stuart's ambassadorship; response to the issue of reparations for Yenching; the Communist takeover of Yenching, 1949; leaving the Yenching community and China, 1950; mistakenly denounced by Communists after departure from China; memorable Chinese and Westerners; description of mass baptism of 1000 Chinese soldiers; summary of experience and philosophy; description of 1973 trip to the PRC.
Midwest China Center
missionary, Presbyterian, psychology, Yenching University, political, Christian fellowships, Communists, Nationalists, students, WWII, John Leighton Stuart, reparations, Chinese, baptism, soldiers
Sailer, Randolph, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1980). China Oral Histories. 91.