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Zhao Fusan

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Zhao Fusan was a Christian scholar and leader. After earning his B.A. from St. John’s University in 1946 Zhao worked for the Young Men's Christian Association in Beijing and was one of the 40 initiators of the 1950 Three-Self Declaration. He then became an Anglican priest, a vice president in the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (1980-1990), and deputy secretary-general of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Political Consultative Conference. He worked at the Institute of World Religions and eventually served as a vice president in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He was elected as a Standing Committee member of the Seventh National People's Congress in 1988 and from 1985 to 1989 represented China at UNESCO. From 1990 to 2000 he taught at the University of Oklahoma, subsequently spending his retirement in Belgium and the United States. Among his publications is The History of Christianity in China (1979, published in Chinese), published under the pseudonym Yang Zhen. Zhao died in 2015.