Documents concerning finance and bookkeeping of the YWCA of China, indemnity payments to missionaries in China and the Ting Shu-Ching memorial fund. As Americans working in China and giving support to the YWCA of China, challenges arise in bookkeeping, making payments of salaries and donations and keeping bank accounts and endowments due to changing political and economic situations in China in addition to the challenges of working at a great distance and in different exchange rates. Correspondence and reports describe the exchange and bookkeeping process and include request for withdrawals, transfers and payments to accounts. Following the communist rise in China the issue of indemnity payments to missionaries and YWCA workers who have suffered personal and material losses is discussed among Christian organizations in the United States. Policies and statements concern the position on the acceptance of indemnities and how to best address the situation. Following these materials are documents concerning the Ting Shu-Ching memorial fund, a fund to honor the work of the YWCA of China secretary by funding leadership training.
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China, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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