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The Presbyterians in East Asia

The Protestant stress on reading and education has in many countries made them a social leaven. Miles Seeley refers to Korea: "Before the Korean War, the Presbyterians were very strong in North Korea. Most of them fled to the South and fought in the war and became South Koreans. Their education and skills made a big difference in the formerly agrarian south. I also knew some Chinese who were products of the Presbyterian Mission schools before 1947, and many of those families made it to the US".

Ronald Hilton - 1/26/02