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DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS OF
THE CHINESE STUDENTS' CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

IN NORTH AMERICA
CENTRAL EXECUTIVE BOARD

T. F. Tsiang, President
T. C. Shen, First Vice-President
Miss T. N. Kwong, Second Vice-President

Alfred S. H. Lee, Treasurer

Stephen G. Mark, Member-at-Large Daniel C. Fu, General Secretary, 347 Madison Avenue, New

York City Frank W. Price, Associate Secretary, 1121 Yale Station, New

Haven, Conn. Lum K. Chu, Associate Secretary, 5315 Drexel Ave., Chicago, Ill. Ling Lew, Associate Secretary, 2504 Regent St., Berkeley, Calif.

EASTERN DEPARTMENT T. F. Tsiang, Chairman, 415 W. 115th Street, New York City C. K. Chen, Vice-Chairman, 609 W. 115th Street, New York City Alfred S. H. Lee, Recording Secretary, 505 W. 124th Street, New York City

MID-WESTERN DEPARTMENT T. C. Shen, Chairman, City Hospital, Cleveland, O. Edward L. Hong, Vice-Chairman, 250 W. 22nd St., Chicago, Ill. James K. Shen, Recording Secretary, 1720 E. 69th Place, Cleveland, O.

WESTERN DEPARTMENT Stephen G. Mark, Chairman, San Francisco Theological Semi

nary, San Anselmo, Calif. Loy Hong, Vice-Chairman, 114 Twelfth Street, Seattle, Wash. Richard T. Dang, Recording Secretary, 264 Eighth Street, Oakland, Calif.

WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT Miss T. N. Kwong, Chairman, Risley Hall, Ithaca, N. Y. Miss Lily Soo-Hoo, First Vice-Chairman, 195 S. Professor Street,

Oberlin, O. Miss Ora Chang, Second Vice-Chairman, 2413 Fulton Avenue,

Berkeley, Calif. Miss Pearl Wong, Secretary, Monnett Hall, Delaware, O. Miss Helen Wong, Treasurer, 1328 Washtenau Avenue, Ann

Arbor, Mich.

VOL. VII

NOVEMBER, 1920

No. 1

GREETINGS

CHRISTIAN CHINA takes this occasion to extend its sincere greetings to the members of the Chinese Students' Christian Association in North America and the friends of China, and to express its best wishes for their success. It begs to ask for their support and co-operation in its endeavor to foster and encourage careful thinking about the many great problems which China is now being confronted with during one of the most critical periods of her history. It is especially anxious to gather thoughts and ideas as to what religion in general, Christianity in particular, can contribute toward the modernization of China and the regeneration of her moral standard. It hopes to receive throughout this year many contributions valuable to those who are preparing to serve the Far Eastern republic.

BIBLE STUDY AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

It is hardly necessary to point out the value of Bible training and religious education in general, for many of our students have already found it to be a source of much inspiration and enlightenment.

During this year it is earnestly hoped that our students in various university communities throughout this country will do all they can to either organize or continue groups where religion, especially Christianity and its allied topics, may be thoroughly studied and discussed with perfect openmindedness, frankness, and earnestness. Many have found Sunday to be the most appropriate and suitable day of each week to devote some time to the study of subjects of this nature. Of course, each group should fix a time most convenient to its members. The main point is to provide a regular time each week to discuss moral and religious problems, the endeavor to find solutions to which may mean much to our spiritual and moral development.

THE NEW CONSORTIUM

The New Consortium for China is an international body, made up of groups of banks and bankers from the United States, Great Britain, France and Japan. After long months of negotiation they have finally organized into this international partnership, which is called the New Consortium, for the purpose of assisting China in the development of her great public enterprises.

Mr. Thomas W. Lamont of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., who is Chairman of the Managing Committee of the American group, has announced on several occasions that the Consortium will have the welfare of China as its first consideration, will endeavor to preserve Chinese integrity, will reduce the possibility of war arising in the Far East, and will give China a better chance to work out her destiny as an independent state.

These are undoubtedly some of the chief aims of the American group who initiated the international agreement in Paris a little over a year ago at the request of their Government and have made it possible. The untiring efforts of Mr. Lamont in removing the Japanese difficulties and Chinese apprehensions during his recent trip to the Orient have already demonstrated to a certain extent America's desire to give China a square deal. Yet the Chinese should not be unduly optimistic over the project, much of which remains to be carried out. Nor should they forget that China has contracted many loans in recent years with the Great Powers which have resulted in territorial “concessions” and the establishment of "spheres of influence,” all tending to impair her integrity and sovereignty. The significant difference between these loans and the New Consortium lies in the fact that in the former the United States was either absent or taking a minor part, whereas in the present one she is playing the principal rôle. The confidence of the Chinese people is therefore based not so much on the international aspect of the loan as on the fact that the United States Government is the initiator of the agreement with its solemn promise to take into consideration the welfare of China and has the chance to fulfil this promise on account of its expectation to raise a large part of, if not all, the future loans for China within its market.

It is, of course, to be hoped that the other Powers now

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