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Early Life: family background; education; accepted as Barry Wall Fellow to participate in Princeton-in-Peking program; brief history and list of accomplishments of Princeton-in-Peking program; trip to Peking.
China Experiences: arrives in Peking, September, 1921; first impressions of Peking; servants and living expenses at Princeton Court; work with and characteristics of Chinese students; social mores in Peking; descriptions of a Chinese wedding and a Chinese funeral; recreation and exploration in and around Peking; trip to and description of Buddhist monastery at T'an Che Ssu, and a description of a Buddhist service at the monastery; economic situation in Peking; Chinese response to Christianity, missionaries, native preachers, YMCA; witnesses battle between Chinese warlords at Changsintien; trip home, 1922.
Midwest China Center
Barry Wall Fellow, Princeton-in-Peking, Peking, Princeton Court, Chinese, students, social mores, wedding, funeral, Buddhist, monastery, T'an Che Ssu, Christianity, missionaries, preachers, YMCA, warlords, Changsintien
Penney, Truman, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1978). China Oral Histories. 97.