Researchers From China, Hungary appointed Stowe Fellows
The 2007 David M. Stowe Fellows at the Yale Divinity Library are Gu Jun of the Research Center of Overseas Sinology at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Laszlo Gonda, a senior lecturer in mission and ecumenical studies at the Debrecen Reformed Theological University ( Hungary ).
The David M. Stowe Fund for Mission Research, administered by the YDS Library, is intended to support visiting researchers who come to the Yale Divinity Library to use its missions-related collections.
Gu Jun received a Ph.D. from Peking University in 2001 and currently works with the Research Center of Overseas Sinology at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He teaches and conducts research in missionary sinology. His current research focuses on Samuel Wells Williams, one of the first American missionaries to China and the first Professor of Chinese at Yale.
Laszlo Gonda is an ordained pastor of the Reformed Church in Hungary . He received the M.Div degree from the Debrecen Reformed Theological Academy ( Debrecen , Hungary ) and an M.Th. from the Reformed Theological University (Kampen, The Netherlands). At present, he is in the doctoral program at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands). A senior lecturer in mission and ecumenical studies at the Debrecen Reformed Theological University (Hungary), he is a member of the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS), the Central- and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies (CEEAMS), and the Commission for World Mission and Evangelization (CWME) of the World Council of Churches. His field of research is the development of the theology of mission in the Reformed Church in Hungary in ecumenical context, with emphases on the impact in Hungary of John R. Mott, Hendrik Kraemer, Johannes C. Hoekendijk and Willem A. Visser 't Hooft.