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Inventory of the Yin Ying papers
2019C42  
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Description
Correspondence, notes, and writings, relating to Christianity in China and in Taiwan.
Background
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.
Extent
4 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (3.0 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.