Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Chinese Church of Christ in Korea records, 1908 -- 1975

Chinese Church of Christ in Korea records, 1908 -- 1975

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains historical information on the formation of the Chinese Church in Korea from its creation in 1912. Fact sheets, pamphlets, and indices of school names and other demographic data place the Chinese Church of Christ in the larger context of Protestant missionary work in Korea. News articles, programs, informational pamphlets, statistics and graphs contain evidence related to the founding and operation of the Church and missionary-run schools along with more general resources on Korean missionary efforts, school demographics, and resources for newcomers to Korea. Documents related to the foundation of the Church include the Constitution and minutes of the first meeting. Articles and reports, most of which are commissioned by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and research from the committee of Christian Education Mission Schools chronicle the establishment and administration of church centers and schools. Correspondence excerpts include narrative history of the Church founding and operation and indices listing key members of the Church and missionary school community. A listing of Mission Stations in Korea dated 1915 includes Japanese spelling equivalents. More than thirty fact sheets on the socio-political condition of South Korea, specifically violation of human rights, are also found in this collection. The work of the Chinese Church of Christ in Korea proceeded against a backdrop of larger historical context, including references to riots and unrest that interrupted missionary work in 1931, and later with the advent of World War II [see folder 1].

This series is arranged roughly by format.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Constitution and minutes of first meeting, 1912

Gift of C.S. Deming.

Box 1 Folder 2 History of Chinese Church in Korea: reports, articles, and excerpts of letters, 1912 -- 1938

Box 1 Folder 3 History of Chinese Church in Korea: reports by E.A. Kraege, 1912 -- 1961

Box 1 Folder 4 Missionary records: pamphlets, reports, minutes, and graphs, 1908 -- 1916

Box 1 Folder 5 Christian Education Mission School: reports from committee , 1914 -- 1915

Box 1 Folder 6 General items: letters, news articles, program, statistics graph, 1909 -- 1969

Box 1 Folder 7 Fact sheets: violation of human rights in South Korea, 1973 -- 1975