2 edition of China, and what the Methodists are doing there. found in the catalog.
China, and what the Methodists are doing there.
Methodist Church (U.S.). Board of Missions. Joint Commission on Education and Cultivation.
by Editorial Dept., Joint Division of Education and Cultivation, Board of Missions and Church Extension in New York
Written in English
Map on t.-p.
|Series||The World parish series|
|LC Classifications||BV3415 .M39|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||30|
|LC Control Number||42004880|
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