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Yu, Cidu (Dora Yu)
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Dora Yu (Yu Cidu; 1873–1931) was a medical doctor, revivalist, and Bible school founder who gained an international reputation and inspired a generation of Chinese Christians. Yu was among the first Chinese women trained in modern western medicine. She also travelled throughout China to preach to thousands of people and founded two Bible training institutions to teach hundreds of students. She had a lasting effect on a generation of Chinese Christians, for whom she was a model of biblical knowledge, profound spirituality, and Christian ministry financially supported by th…

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Chang, Paul, “Yu, Cidu (Dora Yu)”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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