Dr. James Hudson Taylor III (1929 – 2009)
Dr. James H. Taylor III was born in China, where he spent the first 16 years of his life. His educational path included time spent at Chefoo School, Greenville College and Yale University. His professional service spanned more than 50 years in East Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. His 10 years of service as founding president of MSI gave him many opportunities to work with officials from the central government as well as with provincial and grassroots leaders. The depth of their acceptance of and respect for him was reflected in the nickname they had given him (‘Overseas Chinese’) and in conferring to him an honorary citizenship. He stepped down from his role as president in 2004. In spite of his battle with liver cancer, he remained active as a teacher and mentor until he was called to the Lord In March, 2009.
Dr. Reginald C. Tsang, MBBS
Dr. Reginald Tsang is the former David G. and Priscilla R. Gamble Professor of Neonatology and Professor of Pediatrics of the University of Cincinnati, the Executive Director of the Prenatal Research Institute, the Director of Neonatology and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tsang is the past president of the American College of Nutrition. He has lectured in more than 142 cities in 46 countries on nutrition, diabetes, and calcium and vitamin D metabolism.
Mr. Richard Chen (1927 – 2015)
Mr. Richard Chen was born into a Christian family in Shantou, Guangdong Province. After studies at Yenching University and research at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, he worked in manufacturing and commercial pursuits both in Hong Kong and overseas, with a major focus on the U.S. market. In the early 1970s he played an important role in the re-establishment of trade between China and the United States. In recent years, he has worked closely with Chinese officials and the Yenching University Alumni Association in introducing teachers, doctors and other professionals for service in China, as well as in facilitating cultural exchanges.