Inventory of the National Conference of the Chinese churches in America

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Inventory of the National Conference of the Chinese Churches in America

Accession number: GTU 96-3-02

Shelf location: 2/F/5

The Graduate Theological Union Archives



Berkeley, California

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  • Graduate Theological Union Archives
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  • Berkeley, California, 94709
  • Phone: (510) 649-2523/01
  • Email: archives@gtu.edu
  • URL: hhttp://gtu.edu/library/information/special-collections
Processed by:
The Graduate Theological Union Archives staff
Date Completed:
1996
Cataloged:
May 28 1996
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
Finding aid and EAD revised:
David Stiver, November 20, 2013
© 1999 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: National conference of the Chinese churches in America
Accession number: GTU 96-3-02
Shelf location: 2/F/5
Creator: National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
Size: 1 box ; 2 in.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
Berkeley, California
Abstract: Original papers (carbon copies, photocopy); transcripts of taped discussions; published proceedings; correspondence.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National conference of the Chinese churches in America, GTU 96-3-02, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Chinese -- United States -- Religion -- Congresses
Chinese Americans -- Religion -- Congresses
Chinese -- United States -- History -- Sources
Chinese Americans -- History -- Sources
Chinese Americans -- Social conditions -- Congresses
Church work with Asian Americans -- Congresses
Evangelistic work -- United States -- Congresses
Louie, Paul
Cayton, Horace R.
Lively, Anne O.
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Dept. of the Urban Church
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Dept. of Racial and Cultural Relations

Historical Note

This collection contains the proceedings of the first conference, held in San Francisco, May 1955, the second conference, 1958, and "The Chinese in the United States and the Chinese Christian churches" by Horace R. Cayton and Anne O. Lively, a survey conducted prior to the first conference to provide information and points of discussion. C.C. Hung discusses the beginnings and purpose of the conference (see File Folder 2), "We all have a sustained interest in our ministry. We all need to share our problems and experiences. There are many things that we cannot do as a single church or a single denomination, but in unity and cooperation we can achive our goal. We should not be discouraged if we cannot find a solution for all our many problems, but at the very least we will have a better understanding of the existence of the problems and face them more realistically." Papers and discussions included evangelism, worship styles, leadership, differences between China born and American born Chinese, the teaching and use of both Chinese and English, social service needs in the community, and stewardship and financial issues.

Contents of Containers

 

Box 1 Two Conferences on Chinese Christian Churches in the United States 1955, 1958

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

Folder 1 The Chinese in the United States and the Chinese Christian churches : a statement condensed for the National Conference on the Chinese Christian Churches from a study by Horace R. Cayton and Anne O. Lively incorporating field work and consultation by Peter Y.F. Shih / abrdiged by Marjorie M. Carter 1975 April

 

Folder 2 Papers presented at the first National Conference on the Chinese Christian Churches 1955 May

Scope and Content Note

Speakers include: Paul I. Warnshuis, Peter Y.F. Shih, Oscar Lee, Joseph Merchant, Wilbur W.Y. Choy, Charles Lewis, John A Garnder, Albet Lau, and Hugh Vernon White.
 

Folder 3 Papers presented at the first National Conference on the Chinese Christian Churches 1955 May

Scope and Content Note

Speakers include: David T.Y. Wen, Charles Frances Whiston, Teng-kiat Chiu, Edwar Lee, and Paul Louie
 

Folder 4 Report and Proceedings of the National Conference on the Chinese Christian Churches and a condensed version of the proceedings 1955 May 9-12

Scope and Content Note

Report supervised and prepared by Paul Louie
 

Folder 5 Seminar Papers Presented at the Second Triennial National Conference of Christian Work among the Chinese in America 1958 September 16-19

Scope and Content Note

Papers presented by P.S. Dick Wichman, Albert Lau, Yam Tong Hoh, Ruth Gress, Astrid Peterson, T.K. Chiu, Harold Jew, Donald E. Keuper, Lorna Logan, Peter Y.F. Shih, C.C. Hung, and Edwar Lee.