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.
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|| J. Winfield Fretz
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