Bishop Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, the founder of St. John’s University in Shanghai in his study in 1902. On his left is his Chinese secretary, Lien; on his right, his Japanese scribe, Bun.
St. John’s University, known as “St. John’s College” until 1905, was one of Shanghai’s first Christian colleges. Founded in 1879 as a secondary school for boys, by the 1920s St. John’s (sheng yuehan daxue) was