Chinese to honour hospital's founder.
Born in Swansea in 1831, Griffith John and his first wife Margaret Jane, a daughter of Christian missionary David Griffiths, made the long voyage to Shanghai when they were in their early 20s. Griffith John would serve as a missionary in China for 55 years, chiefly in Hubei and Hunan, and founded the Hankou Union Hospital.
He left China only three times, finally returning to Britain in January 1912. He died in July that year and was buried in Sketty, Swansea.
The visitors to Swansea University this week from the hospital he founded, are commemorating the centenary of his death.
The group led by Dr Guobin Wang, the president of Union Hospital, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the vice-chancellor of Swansea University.
Professor Keith Lloyd, head of the College of Medicine said: "We welcome our colleagues from China and hope to work closely with them."
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Nov 27, 2012|
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