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William Alexander Parsons Martin (1827–1916)

Martin, William Alexander Parsons. A distinguished American Presbyterian missionary and educator; born at Livonia, IN, April 10, 1827; died in 1916. A missionary originally at Ningpo, China, (1850–60), he founded and directed the Presbyterian mission at Peking, 1863–68; became professor of international law at Tungwên College, Peking, in 1868; president in 1869; was sent by China to the United States and Europe to report on methods of education in 1880–81; made mandarin of the third rank in 1885. He published in Chinese: ‘Evidences of Christianity’ (1855), ‘The Three Principles’ (1856), etc.; in English: ‘The Chinese, their Education, Philosophy, and Letters’ (1881); ‘Awakening of China’ (1907).