China Inland Mission School at Chefoo

Stanley Houghton, Edith B. Harman & Margaret Pyle, Chefoo.

“The Chefoo School (traditional Chinese: 芝罘學校; simplified Chinese: 芝罘学校; pinyin: Zhīfú Xuéxiào; Wade–Giles: Chih-fu Hsüeh-hsiao), also known as Protestant Collegiate School or China Inland Mission School, was a Christian boarding school established by the China Inland Mission—under James Hudson Taylor—at Chefoo (Yantai), in Shandong province in northern China, in 1880. Its purpose was to provide an education for the children of foreign missionaries and the foreign business and diplomatic communities in China.” – Wikipedia

This book tells the story of the Chefoo school from the time of its foundation to the 1920s. My thanks to OMF International-UK for their kind permission to place the book on-line and to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy to scan. This book is copyright OMF International-UK.

Stanley Houghton, Edith B. Harman & Margaret Pyle, Chefoo. London: The China Inland Mission, 1931. Pbk. pp.82. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Editor’s Note

Part I – Today by Stanley Houghton, B.A.

  • Foundation Day
  • The School
  • The Memoerial Hall
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Some Difficulties

Part II – Yesterday by Edith B. Harman

  • 1881
  • 1888
  • 1895
  • 18900
  • 1908
  • 1910-1911
  • 1911-1912
  • 1914-1918

Part III – Its Tomorrow’s by Margaret Pyle

  • Its Tomorrows

APPENDIX

  • What I Owe to Chefoo

Foreword

“Little is much if God is in it.” Who, fifty years ago, looking at that class of three boys, gathered in a small room in the doctor’s house, could have foretold what great proportions would be attained from such a small beginning? But “with God all things are possible”, and to-day, in this our Jubilee Year, we thank God for His grace given to Mr. Hudson Taylor and Mr. Elliston that they did not “despise the day of small things”, for to them and to each member of the China Inland Mission, in the succeeding years, has been given the joy of watching the expansion of the work. They have not needed to wait for the time of rejoicing until maturity had been reached. [Continue reading]