Sun Yat-Sen His Life and Its Meaning: A Critical Biography

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APPENDIX A
The Christian-Father Myth

I. THE PROBLEM STATED IN A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE HOME SECRETARY OF THE LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY

New York City, Nov. 11, 1929.

Reverend Nelson Bitton, London Missionary Society, Livingstone House, Westminster, S.W. London, England.

Dear Mr. Bitton:

May I trouble you to answer what may at first sight seem a deceptively easy question?

In your book Our Heritage in China you make this statement on page 58:

"No account of our South China Mission should close without an emphatic reference to the magnificent human results of their past and present labours. The great succession of Chinese pastors, beginning with Liang Ah-fa, has, brought honour to the cause of Christ throughout the whole land of China. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's father was among that number."

Can you tell me whether your statement that Sun Yat-sen's father was a Christian pastor was based upon London Missionary Society records -- either printed or unprinted -- or whether it was based upon the article published in the Strand Magazine in March, 1912, entitled My Reminiscences by Sun Yat-sen? Lest you may not have that statement at hand, I quote it:

"Up to the year 1885, when I was eighteen years of age, I had led

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