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and Archives]. 2003-0029'']]    James (Chung-Fu) Liu was born 19 June 1904 in the city of Puyang (formerly [[Kai Chow (Henan Province, China)|Kai Chow]]) in Henan (Honan) Province, China. His Buddhist parents converted to Christianity at the [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] mission station. James was baptized in 1920. His education, begun in a Confucian school, continued in the Mennonite mission school and Yenching University. From 1930 to 1932 James studied at [[Bluffton University (Bluffton, Ohio, USA)|Bluffton College]] (Ohio) and [[Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas, USA)|Bethel College]] (Kansas). Returning to [[People's Republic of China|China]], James was principal of the Mennonite mission high school at Kai Chow until 1946, when he and his wife fled for their lives. They worked with the [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]], 1946-1952. James then taught in a government school, but during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969) he was imprisoned for three years and tortured. In 1985, at age 82, James with his son Timothy visited in the [[United States of America|United States]] and Canada as a guest of Mennonite friends. He died 13 October 1991.
 
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'']]    James (Chung-Fu) Liu was born 19 June 1904 in the city of Puyang (formerly [[Kai Chow (Henan Province, China)|Kai Chow]]) in Henan (Honan) Province, China. His Buddhist parents converted to Christianity at the [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] mission station. James was baptized in 1920. His education, begun in a Confucian school, continued in the Mennonite mission school and Yenching University. From 1930 to 1932 James studied at [[Bluffton University (Bluffton, Ohio, USA)|Bluffton College]] (Ohio) and [[Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas, USA)|Bethel College]] (Kansas). Returning to [[People's Republic of China|China]], James was principal of the Mennonite mission high school at Kai Chow until 1946, when he and his wife fled for their lives. They worked with the [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]], 1946-1952. James then taught in a government school, but during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969) he was imprisoned for three years and tortured. In 1985, at age 82, James with his son Timothy visited in the [[United States of America|United States]] and Canada as a guest of Mennonite friends. He died 13 October 1991.
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Courier </em>1, no. 1 (January 1986): 12-13.
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Courier </em>1, no. 1 (January 1986): 12-13.

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James Liu, 1930s Source: [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/ Mennonite Library and Archives]. 2003-0029
James (Chung-Fu) Liu was born 19 June 1904 in the city of Puyang (formerly Kai Chow) in Henan (Honan) Province, China. His Buddhist parents converted to Christianity at the General Conference Mennonite Church mission station. James was baptized in 1920. His education, begun in a Confucian school, continued in the Mennonite mission school and Yenching University. From 1930 to 1932 James studied at Bluffton College (Ohio) and Bethel College (Kansas). Returning to China, James was principal of the Mennonite mission high school at Kai Chow until 1946, when he and his wife fled for their lives. They worked with the Mennonite Central Committee, 1946-1952. James then taught in a government school, but during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969) he was imprisoned for three years and tortured. In 1985, at age 82, James with his son Timothy visited in the United States and Canada as a guest of Mennonite friends. He died 13 October 1991.

Bibliography

Courier 1, no. 1 (January 1986): 12-13.

Juhnke, James C. A People of Mission: A History of General Conference Mennonite Overseas Missions. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1979: 59, 61-62.

The Mennonite (21 April 1936): 19-20 (25 February 1986): 80-81.

Mennonite Weekly Review (5 September 1985): 7.

Mennonite Weekly Review (27 April 1987): 1.

Kreider, Robert. "Chinese Church Leader, Educator Dies at Age 87." Mennonite Weekly Review (14 November 1991): 3.


Author(s) J. Winfield Fretz
Date Published 1987


Cite This Article

MLA style

Fretz, J. Winfield. "Liu, James (Chung-Fu) (1904-1991)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 24 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Liu,_James_(Chung-Fu)_(1904-1991)&oldid=92454.

APA style

Fretz, J. Winfield. (1987). Liu, James (Chung-Fu) (1904-1991). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Liu,_James_(Chung-Fu)_(1904-1991)&oldid=92454.




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