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[Hsin Liu, I]
[PAIR OF ANNOTATED VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPH & SCRAPBOOK ALBUMS KEPT BY I HSIN LIU, CHINESE METHODIST MISSIONARY, RECORDING HIS ACTIVITIES IN BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA]
[Various locations in China and California, 1936. 154 vernacular photographs, mounted and loose, from 1 1/2 x 2 inches to 8 x 10 inches, with handwritten captions in English and occasional captions printed in the negative in Chinese, plus a handful of assorted newspaper clippings and ephemeral items mounted or laid in. First album: oblong folio; second album: tall quarto. Both in red textured cloth, string- tied, front boards gilt. Modest rubbing and edge wear. Most leaves in quarto album detached and chipped. Photographs generally in very good condition. Both albums housed together in a tan cloth folding box, gilt leather labels on spine and front board. A pair of informative photographic scrapbook albums providing a unique record of the educational and missionary travels of American-educated Chinese Methodist teacher, preacher, and missionary, I Hsin Liu. Liu's first name, "I", loosely translates from Chinese as "aiming at something new"). The photographs and ephemera in the albums document Liu's time in China and America mainly during the latter-1920s and 1930s, during which he worked for the Methodist Episcopal Church and was sponsored by the Southern California Conference Young People's Missionary Project. I Hsin Liu graduated from Yenching University in China and went on to graduate studies at Boston University and Northwestern. After attending religious conferences in Massachusetts, Indiana, and California, Liu traveled extensively between China and America spreading the Christian Gospel. He ran vacation Bible schools and other educational programs for the North … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]

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