(Allgemeiner Evangelisch-Protestantischer Missionsverein). Also known as Weimar Mission; founded 1884 in Weimar, Ger., after a committee meeting 1883 in Olten, Switz.; sent E. Faber* to China; other work began 1885 in Tokyo, Jap.; work in China ended 1951/52. Joined by Grench East Asia Mission after WW I. Name changed 1929 to Ostasienmission (East Asia Mission). Theol. and pol. differences, beginning 1933, led to a post-WW II division into indep. bds. See also East Asia Mission, French; East Asia Mission, German; East Asia Mission, Swiss.
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