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A Retrospect by James Hudson Taylor

[Illustration: Signature: J. Hudson Taylor.]

A RETROSPECT

BY

J. HUDSON TAYLOR, M.R.C.S., F.R.G.S.

_Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee._

THIRD EDITION

TORONTO CHINA INLAND MISSION 507 CHURCH STREET

[Illustration: THE "LAMMERMUIR" PARTY. _See page 125._]

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE I. THE POWER OF PRAYER 1 II. THE CALL TO SERVICE 7 III. PREPARATION FOR SERVICE 13 IV. FURTHER ANSWERS TO PRAYER 19 V. LIFE IN LONDON 24 VI. STRENGTHENED BY FAITH 30 VII. MIGHTY TO SAVE 35 VIII. VOYAGE TO CHINA 39 IX. EARLY MISSIONARY EXPERIENCES 45 X. FIRST EVANGELISTIC EFFORTS 49 XI. WITH THE REV. W. C. BURNS 57 XII. THE CALL TO SWATOW 70 "The Missionary Call": Words and Music 75 XIII. MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES 77 XIV. PROVIDENTIAL GUIDANCE 92 XV. SETTLEMENT IN NINGPO 98 XVI. TIMELY SUPPLIES 105 XVII. GOD A REFUGE FOR US 110 XVIII. A NEW AGENCY NEEDED 116 XIX. FORMATION OF THE C. I. M. 121 XX. THE MISSION IN 1894 126 THE MISSION IN 1902 128 STATIONS OF THE C. I. M. 131

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MAP OF CHINA

SHOWING THE STATIONS OF THE CHINA INLAND MISSION: CORRECTED TO JUNE 1900 _To face page_ 131

ILLUSTRATIONS

1. Portrait of J. Hudson Taylor _Frontispiece_ 2. The "Lammermuir" party _Facing "Contents"_ PAGE 3. Honorary banner presented to a missionary 1 4. A heavy road in North China 7 5. Salt junk on the Yang-tsi 13 6. Travelling by mule cart on "the great plain" 19 7. Ch'ung-k'ing, the Yang-tsi, and mountains beyond 24 8. Water gate and Custom house, Soo-chow 29 9. View on the Kwang-sin River 30 10. Temple and memorial portal 34 11. "Compassionate heart, benevolent methods" 35 12. Outside the wall of Gan-k'ing 38 13. The new girls school at Chefoo 39 14. Entrance to the Po-yang lake 44 15. A fair wind, at sunset, on the lake 45 16. A view on the grand canal 49 17. Down the Yang-tsi on a cargo boat 57 18. East gate and sentry box, Bhamo, Burmah 69 19. Farmhouse, with buffalo shed attached 70 20. A fishing village on the lake near Yuennan Fu 77 21. Teng-yueh, the westernmost walled city in China 91 22. A small temple near Wun-chau 92 23. Group of Christians at Lan-k'i, Cheh-kiang 97 24. A boat on the Red River, Tonquin 98 25. Students' quarters, Gan-k'ing Training Home 104 26. A Mandarin's sedan chair 105 27. A presentation banner (a mark of high respect) 110 28. View on the Po-yang lake 116 29. A village on the grand canal 121 30. The battlements of Pekin 126 31. Native woodcut of a landscape 131 32. Elder Liu and wife, Kwei-k'i 136


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