Forging connections with the rich and famous: Adventist institution building in nationalist China

Crocombe, Ruth (2014). Forging connections with the rich and famous: Adventist institution building in nationalist China. In: Bruce W. Lo and Edward Allen, AIC-ASDAH 2014: Proceedings of The First Conference on Reflection on Adventism in China and Asia. Abstract edition. AIC-ASDAH 2014: Joint AIC-ASDAH Conference - Reflections on Adventism in China and Asia, Hong Kong, China, (14-14). 30-31 October, 2014.

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Author Crocombe, Ruth
Title of paper Forging connections with the rich and famous: Adventist institution building in nationalist China
Conference name AIC-ASDAH 2014: Joint AIC-ASDAH Conference - Reflections on Adventism in China and Asia
Conference location Hong Kong, China
Conference dates 30-31 October, 2014
Convener Adventism in China
Proceedings title AIC-ASDAH 2014: Proceedings of The First Conference on Reflection on Adventism in China and Asia. Abstract edition
Place of Publication Silver Spring, MD, USA
Publisher AIC Print
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Published abstract
Open Access Status
Editor Bruce W. Lo
Edward Allen
Start page 14
End page 14
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Seventh-day Adventists were late entrants to the China mission field, arriving in China in the first decade of the 20th century. Despite this late start however, by the 1920s the Seventh-day Adventist church had established a large network of schools and hospitals across China. In addition to providing educational and medical services free (or at low cost) to the poor, the medical institutions also serviced wealthy fee paying patients. Much of the initial contact between Seventh-day Adventist missionaries and prominent Guomindang officials and other members of the societal elite originated at the Adventist Shanghai Sanitarium and Hospital. However Adventist medical centres in other cities also served this function. As a result Adventist missionaries became acquainted with numerous Guomindang officials and other members of the societal elite.
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