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The China Inland Mission was a missionary society, set up by English missionary Hudson Taylor on 25 June 1865 in Brighton during a home leave. Taylor had not found a missionary society run on the same spiritual principles. Hudson Taylor. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Brighton on the southern Sussex coast is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in England. ...

The society was founded on principes of faith and prayer. Like his missionary forebears Karl Gützlaff and William Chalmers Burns [1] he was convinced that Chinese clothing should be worn when engaged in missionary work in inland China. Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff, anglicized as Charles Gutzlaff, (8 July 1803 - 9 August 1851) was a German missionary to the Far East, notable as one of the first Protestant missionaries in Bangkok, and for his books about China. ...

On 26 May 1866 the first group from the newly founded mission travelled to China on the sailing ship "Lammermuir". This journey took 4 months.

Hudson Taylor had previously traveled to China on 19 September 1853 as a missionary of the Chinese Evangelisation Society. He took over a hospital at Ningpo. Ningbo (Simplified Chinese: 宁波; Traditional Chinese: 寧波; pinyin: Níngbō; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city in the Zhejiang province of China. ...

The newly founded China Inland Mission worked on Taylor's principles. In 1872 the China Inland Mission's London council was formed. In 1875 it began to evangelise China systematically. He requested 18 missionaries from God for the nine provinces which were still unreached. In 1881 he requested a further 70 missionaries, and in 1886 100 missionaries. Repeatedly there were crises in the mission and attacks from local people.

In the meantime Taylor travelled across several continents to recruit for the China Inland Mission. In 1900 attacks took place in connection with the Boxer Rising. In the same year Dixon Edward Hoste took over the directorship of the mission. The China Inland Mission was connected with the revival movement and/or the holiness movement. In 1951 the China Inland Mission had to withdraw from China after the Communist Party came to power. However it continues its work in other far-eastern countries as Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF). In 1980 Hudson Taylor's grandson, James Hudson Taylor III, became General Director of the mission work. The work continues to the present day. Boxer forces in Tianjin The Boxer Rebellion (traditional: 義和團起義 simplified: 义和团起义 , Pinyin: Yìhétuán Qǐyì) was an uprising against Western commercial and political influence in China during the final years of the 19th century. ... Dixon Edward Hoste (1861-1946) One of the Cambridge Seven and successor to James Hudson Taylor as General Director of the China Inland Mission, (1902-1935) See Also Dixon Hoste - disambiguation page with genealogical information Categories: Religious biography stubs ... A Revival is the apparent restoration of a living creature from a dead state to a living state. ... The holiness movement is composed of people who believe and propagate the belief that the carnal nature of man can be cleansed through faith and by the power of the Holy Spirit if one has had his sins forgiven through faith in Jesus. ... Communist Party of China flag The Communist Party of China (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; pinyin: ) is the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


This article is based on the German Wikipedia article de:China-Inland-Mission

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Welcome to China, a nation whose land mass is almost the size of Canada and is home to one-fifth of the world’s population.
James Hudson Taylor established the China Inland Mission in 1865 and appealed for 1,000 missionaries to enter the Chinese interior.
The China Christian Council was also established at that time, to assist the TSPM in ecclesiastical affairs including; the publication of Tien Feng (the TSPM monthly magazine), public relations with overseas Chinese and foreign Christian visitors and the running of seminaries for the training of pastors.
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