James O. Fraser

James O. Fraser

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Outram Fraser (1886-1938) was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China with the China Inland Mission. He pioneered work among the Lisu people of Southwestern China in the early part of the 20th century. Born in London in 1886, he became a graduate engineer. However in 1908 he dedicated his life to missionary work and joined the China Inland Mission. He arrived in China at the age of 22 and traveled from Shanghai to Hong Kong and then to the mountainous region of China's far southwest. He was forced by the chaos accompanying the Chinese revolution of 1911 to divide his time between Yunnan Province and Burma. He learned the language of and commenced his work among the Lisu, a Tibeto-Burmese minority people who lived in the high mountains along the borders of the two countries. Fraser had arrived in Yunnan in 1910, and spent nearly thirty years working among the Lisu. Fraser is best known for the alphabet he created for the Lisu, often referred to as the Fraser alphabet.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613665962X
  • 9786136659626