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Detailed information about the work of the United Board for Christian Higher Education during the period represented by these archives is contained in Paul Lauby's book Sailing on Winds of Change: Two Decades in the Life of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1969-1990 .

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum #2, 1938-1988, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum #3, 1895-1994, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

Detailed information about the work of the United Board for Christian Higher Education during the earlier portion of the period represented by these archives is contained in Paul Lauby's book Sailing on Winds of Change: Two Decades in the Life of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1969-1990 .

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Addendum F, 1974-2001, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum E, 1968-2001, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

Information about the work of the United Board for Christian Higher Education during the period represented by these archives is contained in Paul Lauby's book Sailing on Winds of Change: Two Decades in the Life of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1969-1990 .

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum D, 1882-1996, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

Following the Communist takeover in China, the United Board extended its educational work to other Asian nations, establishing the support of Christian institutions in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, The Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan).

From the description of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum A, 1904-1981 (inclusive), 1958-1971 (bulk). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165215

From the description of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum B, 1938-1987 (inclusive), 1965-1979 (bulk). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152218

From the description of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum D, 1969-1996 (inclusive), 1985-1992 (bulk). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702164500

Following the Communist takeover in China, the United Board extended its educational work to other Asian nations, establishing the support of Christian institutions in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, The Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan). In 1980 the United Board began to reinstitute programs in the People's Republic of China.

From the description of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records- Addendum C, 1948-1996 (inclusive), 1979-1987 (bulk). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702161225

See the annual reports of the UBCHEA in the Library stacks for detailed information about its work during the period covered by these records.

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Addendum G, 1905-2004, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Addendum H, 1927-2006, 1993-1999, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

The United Board was established to support and coordinate the activities of Protestant colleges and universities in China. Following the Communist takeover of China, the United Board focused its efforts on educational work in other Asian nations.

From the description of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records, 1882-1974 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165207

From the description of Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1882-1974 (inclusive) [microform]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702690501

The United Board supports educational work in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, The Philippines, and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

From the description of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum E 1977-2001 (inclusive), 1992-1997 (bulk). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702171611

  • 1920 May: At a meeting of representatives of the China Christian Educational Association, Hangchow Christian College, the University of Nanking, Peking University, Shanghai Baptist College, Shantung Christian University, and West China Union University, it was proposed to establish a "Board of Co-operation of the Union Institutions of Higher Education in China", which would serve to facilitate coordination in the areas of educational program, faculty recruitment and financial promotion.
  • 1920: Oct Representatives of the five union universities (Fukien, Nanking, Peking, Shantung and West China) met to discuss a "Plan for the Coalition of the Interests of Certain Mission Universities of China".
  • 1922: Apr Trustees of Nanking, Peking, and Shantung universities established the Central Office of the China Union Universities, a joint office for correspondence, accounting, purchasing and other administrative matters.
  • 1922 - 1928 : Working from headquarters in New York City, the work of the Central Office expanded as it provided services for its original members, Fukien Christian University, West China Union University, and other, unofficially related, China colleges.
  • 1925: Representatives of the boards of ten China colleges and universities established the Permanent Committee for the Coordination and Promotion of Christian Higher Education in China which was to concern itself not with secretarial or accounting matters, but rather with two interrelated objectives, the coordination of educational policy and program in China, and the coordination of financial cultivation efforts in the West.
  • 1928 Jan: The Harvard-Yenching Institute was established to provide opportunities for research, instruction and publication in the field of Chinese studies, through cooperation between Harvard University and Peking (Yenching) University. The Institute was a key element in the distribution of the substantial Charles Hall estate to the China Colleges.
  • 1928 Jan: The name of the Permanent Committee was changed to the Committee for Christian Colleges in China.
  • 1929 Jan: The Committee for Christian Colleges in China called together representatives of eighteen mission boards and societies to discuss the Correlated Program for Christian Higher Education which had been formulated by the Council of Higher Education, a body established by the Association of Christian Colleges and Universities in China. Ensuing meetings on the subject led to general agreement regarding the necessity of correlation, but little concrete action.
  • 1932 Oct: An organizational meeting of the Associated Boards for Christian Colleges in China was held. The ABCCC combined the activities of the Central Office and the Committee for Christian Colleges in China in a format designed to provide opportunity for more extensive coordination without demanding unified policy and executive action.
  • 1934 Jan: Central China College Fukien Christian University Ginling College Hangchow Christian College Lingnan University University of Nanking Shantung Christian College Soochow University West China Union University Yenching University
  • 1935 May: Hwa Nan College joined the ABCCC
  • 1937 May: The University of Shanghai joined the ABCCC
  • 1937 - 1945 : Many of the China Colleges were forced to move from their campuses to avoid Japanese hostilities during the war years. Five institutions shared the West China Union University campus in Chengtu. The Associated Boards established a National Emergency Committee for Christian Colleges in China to raise the additional funds required by increased expenses and rising inflation in China.
  • 1941 - 1945 : Following American involvement in the war, United China Relief provided over six million dollars for the China Colleges.
  • 1945 Jun: The United Board for Christian Colleges in China was created, a single corporation merging the Boards of Trustees of Fukien Christian University, Ginling College, Hwa Nan College, the University of Nanking, West China Union University and Yenching University.
  • 1946 - 1950 : Shantung Christian University, St. John's University, Huachung University, Soochow University and Hangchow University joined the UBCCC.
  • 1946: The China Christian Colleges Committee was formed to raise funds for the post-war rehabilitation of the China Colleges.
  • 1948 - 1950 : The China college campuses came under Communist control.
  • 1951 - 1955 : Following the severing of contacts with the China Colleges, UBCCC goals were redefined. Committees were formed to be responsible for Services in Asia, Services in North America, and Research and Publication. A number of institutions and projects were supported by the Board including Chung Chi College in Hong Kong, Tunghai University in Taiwan, Silliman University in the Philippines, and Yonsei University in Korea.
  • 1955 May: The corporate name of the United Board for Christian Colleges in China was changed to the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, in keeping with its expanded program.

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia has continued to expand its area of service. A restructuring of the Board in 1974 insured increased participation of Asians in program and policy development.

For a detailed history of the United Board and its predecessors, through 1975, the researcher is referred to William P. Fenn's Ever New Horizons (UBCHEA, 1980).

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1882-1977, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

  • 1951: Following the severing of contacts with the China colleges, goals of the United Board for Christian Colleges in China were redefined. The new "Program for Advance" included the following elements: 1. Fellowships for graduate study in North America and in East Asia for potential Christian Chinese leaders; 2. Visiting professorships and Chairs in Asian universities for Christian Chinese scholars; 3. Research and publication related to Christian higher education; 4. Assistance to agricultural education in the Philippines. The Board's program was divided into three sections: Services in North America, Research and Publication, and Services in Asia.
  • 1951 Sep: Chung Chi College opened in Hong Kong, supported financially by the United Board.
  • 1951 - 1955 : Plans made for the creation of a new Christian college in Taiwan, Tunghai University, which opened in September, 1955.
  • 1954: Council on Christian Higher Education in Asia (COCHEA) established in cooperation with the Asia Committee of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. COCHEA was terminated in 1958.
  • 1955 May: United Board for Christian Colleges in China corporate name changed to United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
  • 1956 May: New committee structure implemented: four Standing Committees - Policy, Nominations and Administration, Investment and Banking, and Promotion; three Area Committees - Taiwan/Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Mainland; five Functional Committees - Agricultural Education, Medical Education, Research and Publication,
  • Literature Program, Fellowships. 1957-1960: The United Board experienced financial difficulties due to exhausted reserves and hesitant support.
  • 1962: Policy approved for wider geographical outreach with increased emphasis on activities serving more than one institution and on those of a short-term nature.
  • 1966: The United Board had established continuing relationships with the following institutions: Chung Chi College in Hong Kong, Philippine Christian College in the Philippines, Satya Watjana Christian University in Indonesia, Silliman University in the Philippines, Soochow University in Taiwan, Tunghai University in Taiwan, Yonsei University in Korea.
  • 1966 - 1969 : Appraisal of Christian Higher Education in Asia conducted with funding in part from the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Luce Foundation.
  • 1967: The U.S. Foreign Area Claims Settlement Commission awarded the United Board $3,464,379 in response to claims filed for damages at seven colleges in China during the Second World War.
  • 1968: China College funds held by the Court for eighteen years were released for use "Cy Pres", meaning "as nearly as possible" in conformity to the original intent of the donors. These funds amounted to three and a half million dollars.
  • 1970: Commission for the Advancement of Christian Higher Education in Asia (CACHEA) established with support of newly released funds. This commission was Board-financed, but autonomous.
  • 1970 - 1973 : Thirty-five Christian colleges and universities and fifteen other organizations in the field of higher education in thirteen Asian countries benefitted from 112 projects sponsored by CACHEA.
  • 1974: UBCHEA restructured. New committee structure included: an Executive Committee, four Administrative Committees (Finance and Administration, Investment and Banking, Development, Nominations), Program committees as required.

From the guide to the Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education In Asia -- Addendum, 1904-1983, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Bates, M. Searle (Miner Searle), 1897-1978. Miner Searle Bates papers, 1836-1978 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Latourette, Kenneth Scott, 1884-1968. Kenneth Scott Latourette papers, 1861-1968 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum #2, 1938-1988 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Addendum H, 1927-2006, 1993-1999 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Miner Searle Bates Papers, 1836-1979 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum E, 1968-2001 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn George Fox Mott papers, 1941-1985 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf United Methodist Church (U.S.). Board of Global Ministries. [Records]. Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Addendum F, 1974-2001 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. [Annual reports], 1988- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
referencedIn Kenneth Scott Latourette Papers, 1905-1970 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Yale-China Association records, 1878-2008 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Henry Robinson Luce Papers, 1917-1967, (bulk 1945-1967) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Yale-China Association. Yale-China Association records, 1878-2008 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Yale-China Association. Yale-China Association records, YRG 37-A, 1877- (inclusive), 1901-1982 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-. Walter H. Judd papers, 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980). Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1882-1974 (inclusive) [microform]. Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum E 1977-2001 (inclusive), 1992-1997 (bulk). Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. Records of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1932-1997. Yale University Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum D, 1882-1996 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records- Addendum C, 1948-1996 (inclusive), 1979-1987 (bulk). Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum B, 1938-1987 (inclusive), 1965-1979 (bulk). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum D, 1969-1996 (inclusive), 1985-1992 (bulk). Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Addendum G, 1905-2004 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records - Addendum A, 1904-1981 (inclusive), 1958-1971 (bulk). Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Mott, George Fox, 1907-1987. George Fox Mott papers, 1941-1985. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education In Asia -- Addendum, 1904-1983 Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967. Henry Robinson Luce papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1945-1967). Library of Congress
creatorOf United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia records, 1882-1974 (inclusive). Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 1882-1977 Yake University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Addendum #3, 1895-1994 Yake University Divinity School Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bates, M. Searle (Miner Searle), 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Chong Ji shu yuan (Hong Kong) corporateBody
associatedWith Council on Christian Higher Education in Asia (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dong hai da xue. corporateBody
associatedWith Dong Wu da xue (Suzhou Shi, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Dong Wu da xue (Suzhou Shi, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991. person
associatedWith Foochow, China. Fukien Christian University. corporateBody
associatedWith Foochow, China. Fukien Christian University. corporateBody
associatedWith Foochow, China. Hwa Nan College. corporateBody
associatedWith Ginling College (Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Hangchow Christian College. corporateBody
associatedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. person
associatedWith Hua nan nü zi wen li xue yuan (Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Hua xi xie he da xue. corporateBody
associatedWith Huazhong da xue, Wuchang, China. corporateBody
associatedWith Huazhong da xue, Wuchang, China. corporateBody
associatedWith Hume, Edward H. 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Jinling da xue. corporateBody
associatedWith Judd, Walter Henry, 1898- person
associatedWith Latourette, Kenneth Scott, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Ling nan da xue (Canton, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Ling nan da xue (Canton, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967. person
associatedWith Luce, Henry Winters, 1868-1941. person
associatedWith Mott, George Fox, 1907-1987. person
associatedWith Mott, John Raleigh, 1865-1955. person
associatedWith Princeton-Yenching Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton-Yenching Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Shandong da xue. corporateBody
associatedWith Shanghai. University. corporateBody
associatedWith Silliman University. corporateBody
associatedWith St. John's University (Shanghai, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Stuart, John Leighton, 1876-1962. person
associatedWith United Methodist Church (U.S.). Board of Global Ministries. corporateBody
associatedWith Wei, Cho-min, 1888- person
associatedWith Wei, Zhomin, 1888- person
associatedWith Wu, Yi-fang, 1893- person
associatedWith Wu, Yifang, 1893-1985. person
associatedWith Yale-China Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Yanjing da xue. corporateBody
associatedWith Yŏnse Taehakkyo. corporateBody
associatedWith Yŏnse Taehakkyo. corporateBody
associatedWith Yŏnse Taehakkyo. corporateBody
associatedWith Yŏnse Taehakkyo. corporateBody
associatedWith Yŏnse Taehakkyo. corporateBody
associatedWith Yŏnse Taehakkyo. corporateBody
associatedWith Zhijiang wen li xue yuan. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
China
Asia
Asia
New York (State)
Asia
Asia
Asia
China
Asia
China
Asia
Asia
Subject
Education
Religious education--Asia
Education,Higher--Asia
Universities and colleges--Religion
Endowments
Universities and colleges--China--Religion
Endowments--Statistics
Religiouseducation--China
Education--China
Universities and colleges--China
Religious education
Education, higher
Universities and colleges--Asia
Universities and colleges
Endowments--Finance
Occupation
Educators
Activity
Educators

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