CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
Section I: East Asia Missions
Part 22: Asia General, 1950-1959, East Asia, 1950-1959, China Mission, 1950-1959 and Japan Mission, 1950-1959
Detailed files describe medical work, education, tours by CMS secretaries, finance, diocesan matters and committee work for 1950-1959 in China, Japan, East Asia and Asia General.
Missionary correspondence also includes information on transport, bursars and honours. Circulars and general memoranda provide an insight into the everyday work of the stations and the problems of working in Communist China with the eventual evacuation of missionaries in 1950. Much is also included on the sale of CMS property and church funds.
Correspondence is also included with other organisations such as Asia Christian Colleges Association, Church Assembly Missionary Council, Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, Conference of British Missionary Societies, Missions to Chinese Seamen in London, St Andrew’s College in Selly Oak, Birmingham, Associated Boards for Christian Colleges in China, Nippon Sei Ko Kai and the National Christian Council of Japan.
There a mission reports on Canton, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Hokkaido, Kobe, Kyushu, Osaka, Tokyo and Hiroshima.
Papers regarding major educational institutions in China include United Theological College in Canton, St John’s Hall, St Paul’s College, St Stephen’s College and Chung Chi College in Hong Kong and Heep Yunn School in Kowloon. In Japan the University Centre in Hokkaido, Bishop Poole Memorial High School and Momoyama Boys’ School in Osaka and Central Theological College in Tokyo are covered together with general information on mission work in Hiroshima, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kobe, Kyushu and Osaka.
This material for 1950-1959 provides valuable evidence for the history of missions and social conditions in China and Japan.