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Miner Searle Bates

scholar from Newark

1897   -   1978

language of expression: English
educated at: University of Oxford, Yale University, Hiram College
occupation: historian, missionary

Miner Searle Bates (Chinese name: Bei Deshi , 贝德士) (born 1897, Newark, Ohio; d.1978) was educated at numerous prestigious institutions such as the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; Yale University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Chinese history; and Hiram College, in Ohio. He worked with YMCA in India and Mesopotamia (then part of the Ottoman Empire) before finally beginning work at Nanking University, where he taught history from 1920-1950.
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