Adventism in China Conference and the Center for Chinese Adventist Heritage

By Lawrence W. OnsagerOnsager, Dean of James White Library, Andrews University

On October 31, 2014, I presented a paper, On Fire for China, the story of Erik Pilquist, Pioneer Adventist Missionary to China, at the joint Adventism in China and the Association of SDA Historians conference, Reflection on Adventism in China and Asia, held at Hong Kong Adventist College. http://www.sdahistorians.org/conference-program1.html

On the same date, I represented Andrews University at a ceremony celebrating the creation of the Center for Chinese Adventist Heritage located in the library at Hong Kong Adventist College. Jean Hong and Kat Ma are the curators for the Center. A news story appeared on the Adventist Today website, http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/adventists-get-rare-glimpse-of-church%E2%80%99s-work-in-china

Larry Onsager presenting a picture of Erik and Ida Pilquist to Jean Hong, curator of the newly created Center for Chinese Adventist Heritage in the Hong Kong Adventist Library, October 31, 2014.

Larry Onsager presenting a picture of Erik and Ida Pilquist to Jean Hong, curator of the newly created Center for Chinese Adventist Heritage in the Hong Kong Adventist Library, October 31, 2014. http://www.adventisminchina.org/about-us/heritage-center

After the conference, I participated in a China tour from November 3-14, 2014 led by Bruce Lo, which visited China treasures such as the Great Wall and present and former Adventist sites in Xi’an, Shanghai, and Xiamen (Amoy), China.

Larry Onsager and Ann Gibson at the Meihua Life Health Center in Xiamen, China. The plaque describes the role of Benjamin and Julia Anderson in building the Meihua School at this site.

Larry Onsager and Ann Gibson at the Meihua Life Health Center in Xiamen, China. The plaque describes the role of Benjamin and Julia Anderson in building the Meihua School at this site.

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