Benjamin Hobson

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Benjamin Hobson was a Protestant Christian missionary who served with the London Missionary Society during the late Qing Dynasty China. He was a medical missionary who arrived in Macao in 1839 and served about twenty years in China in hospitals in Macao, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai. After the death of his first wife, Hobson in 1847 married the daughter of Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China.

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He published five medical books in Chinese with Kuan Mao-tsai in the 1850s.


  • Alexander Wylie,William Gamble (1867). Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese. Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press. 
  • Broomhall, Alfred (1982). Hudson Taylor and China's Open Century: Barbarians at the Gates. London: Hodder and Stoughton.