China & South East Asia

Scope and Content

Synod minutes for China are extant from 1853 with general correspondence dating from 1936. Correspondence for specific areas is available as follows: Canton (1851-1905), Hunan (1907-), Hupeh (1905-), Ningpo (1933-), North China (1933-), South China (1905-), South-west China (1932-), Wenchow (1933-) and Wuchang (1877-1905). Photographic material (c.1870-c.1962) comprises images from the following districts and areas: South China, Hupeh, Hunan, North China, Yunnan, Ningpo [Ningbo], Wenchow [Wenzhou], general and miscellaneous.

Access Information

The majority of the collection is only available for consultation on microfiche. Only photographic material is currently available for beyond 1950.

Restrictions Apply

Other Finding Aids

Handlists to correspondence dating up to 1905 are available in the SCRR.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

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