From Generation to Generation: Faithful to the Call

Exhibition of 19th-century Missionaries and Martyrs in China

September 25 - October 5  |  Hamilton, MA

About  |  Opening Night  |  Exhibition Information  |  Maps  |  Audio Tour

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About the Exhibit

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is pleased to be one of the exhibitors for the East Coast tour of the Robert Morrison Exhibition organized by the New Jersey Chinese Christian Pastor/Coworker Committee and the Bethel Renewal Center.

The exhibit contains over 250 pieces of historical writings and photos on 19th century missionaries and martyrs in China and contains the following collections:

The exhibition will run at Gordon-Conwell from September 25, 2014 - October 5, 2014, beginning with an opening night, featuring presentations from our distinguished professors and guest speaker.

The exhibition is open to public during the following hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 8am till 9pm.
  • Sunday, noon till 6pm.
  • Exceptions: The Alumni Hall location for Part 1 of the Robert Morrison Exhibition will be closed during lunch events scheduled from noon to 2pm on September 30, October 1 & 3.

Exhibition Opening Night:

Thursday, September 25  |  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  | Alumni Hall

Join us for the opening night of the Robert Morrison Exhibition at Gordon-Conwell. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall, located in the Kerr Building. Click here for directions on how to get to Gordon-Conwell.

Featured Addresses:

  • Exhibition Introduction: 19th-century Missions in China

Dr. Xiyi Yao, Associate Professor of World Christianity and Asian Studies

Dr. Xiyi Yao comes to Gordon Conwell with 10 years of ministry experience in Hong Kong and mainland China. His career as a theological educator officially started in 2003, when he became an assistant (later associate) professor at the Department of Theological Studies, China Graduate School of Theology (CGST), located in Hong Kong. In addition to a church history and Chinese culture professor, he has also played a variety of other roles such as the book review editor for the school’s journal, students’ spiritual formation mentor, and coordinator of Mandarin program. Dr. Yao’s research interests include the fundamentalist and evangelical movements in China and America; comparative studies of Christianities in China, Korea and Japan; history of Christian pacifism in China; Chinese traditional religions and culture, and their relation with Christianity; Christian thoughts in contemporary China. He has published widely in English as well as Chinese.

  • Christian Martyrdom Today

Dr. Todd M. Johnson, Associate Professor of Global Christianity & Director, Center for the Study of Global Christianity

Dr. Todd M. Johnson is Associate Professor of Global Christianity and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Johnson is visiting Research Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs leading a research project on international religious demography. He is co-editor of the Atlas of Global Christianity (Edinburgh University Press) and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed.) and World Christian Trends(William Carey Library). He is editor of the World Christian Database (Brill) and co-editor of the World Religion Database (Brill).


  • Robert Morrison's Life and Its Implications to the Church

Rev. Dr. T. K. Chuang, Missiologist & Pastor of Emeth Chapel

Exhibition Introduction

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is pleased to be one of the exhibitors for the East Coast tour of the Robert Morrison Exhibition organized by the New Jersey Chinese Christian Pastor/Coworker Committee and Bethel Renewal Center.

Two collections are on display at our South Hamilton campus from September 25 to October 5.

Martyrs of the Boxer Incident by CCM and OMF
  • This collection consists of 59 displays with Chinese and English descriptions.
  • Location: Start from the main entrance of the Academic Center, continues along the Kaiser Chapel Lobby, and finishes at the Wilson Center Lobby.
History of Robert Morrison and Missions in China by Cosmic Light
  • This collection consists of 183 displays divided into Part 1, 2 and 3.  Each display is  with Chinese descriptions.  Complimentary English handbooks are provided as your personal guide for the exhibition.  Audio tour guide (approx. 45 minutes in length) is available for download on smart phone or tablet.
  • Location: Start with Part 1 in the Alumni Hall at the upper level of Kerr Building.  Part 2 is located in the Pierce Great Hall just outside the Alumni Hall.  Part 3 is located in the Goddard Library Lobby.

Exhibition Maps & Campus Maps

Please find below links for the exhibition maps and maps of Gordon-Conwell.

  • CLICK HERE - For direction maps for the Robert Morrison Exhibition
  • CLICK HERE - For the Gordon-Conwell Campus Map
  • CLICK HERE - For written directions on how to get to Gordon-Conwell

Exhibition Audio

Experience the Robert Morrison Exhibition in English, Mandarin or Cantonese. Click below on your preferred language or access the playlist on iTunes.

Audio Tour Guide On Demand
Audio Tour Guide on iTunes

Robert Morrison Exhibition on iTunes


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