WILLIAM ALEXANDER PARSONS MARTIN
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A distinguished American Presbyterian missionary and educator; born at Livonia, Ind., April 10, 1827. A missionary originally at Ningpo, China (1850-60), he founded and directed the Presbyterian mission at Pekin, 1863-68; became professor of international law at Tungwen College, Pekin, in 1868; president in 1869; was sent by China to the United States and Europe to report on methods of education in 1880-81; made mandarin of the third rank in 1885. He has published in Chinese, "Evidences of Christianity" (1855), "The Three Principles" (1856), etc.; in English, "The Chinese, their Education, Philosophy, and Letters" (1881); "Awakening of China" (1907).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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