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Yin Ying, also known as Joseph Ying Yin, was a Taiwanese Lutheran minister. He was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province, in
1930, and baptized in the 1940s. He retreated to Taiwan with the Chinese Nationalist forces in 1949. Between 1950 and 1952,
he was thrown in the jail by the Nationalist government due to his “progressive and radical” thoughts. After his release from
jail, Yin entered seminaries in Taichung and Kaohsiung, before he was enrolled in Temple University in Philadelphia. He returned
to Taiwan from the United States in 1962 and served in numerous Christian organizations. Between 1968 and 1982, he headed
the Taosheng Publisher, a noted publishing outfit for Christianity. He also concurrently served as director of The Gospel
Herald (1972-1982), managing director of Lutheranism Universal Church in Asia (LUCIA) (1983-1986), and a member of publicity
department of the Lutheranism World Federation (LWF) (1978-1984). He played a key role in inviting Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to visit Taiwan in October 1982. In 1998, Yin founded the Christian Literature Program for China in
California. He passed away in 2018.