Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Room 120b Andersen
Beginning with Japan in 1889 the North
American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was instrumental in developing the
YMCA movement into a global enterprise. Driven the missionary zeal of the time
the YMCA sought to "evangelize to the world in a generation."
However, rather than promoting a particular religion, the YMCA with its
three-fold mission of developing the whole individual - mind, body,
and spirit worked to foster a new breed of Christian citizen. This presentation
will discuss the trends and highlights of YMCA work in China, Japan and Korea
with particular emphasis on the physical, educational and religious work from
its entry into the field in 1889 through to the dismantling of the foreign work
in the 1930's.