About Stan Crawford

When I was a lad ....

I grew up listening to my grandmother’s stories about her family’s western educational and medical contributions to the Chinese people. In 2000, I was asked by both she and her sister to go to China to retell another generation of Chinese these stories that had been forgotten; but the two months and many miles I needed to travel was not enough time to complete the requested task. The Boy's and Girl's Schools at the Mission compounds Dr. Virgil Hart and his wife founded would be expanded by later Missionaries to become the University’s and Medical Schools; in the cities they were located in. In 2004, I moved to Jiujiang, Jiangxi, (V.C. Hart’s first western hospital, Boy’s & Girl’s Schools were built in 1861); to work at Jiujiang University & Medical School and taught Business, Medical and Tourism English till July, 2010. I then moved to Wuhu, Anhui where Dr. Virgil Hart had built his third hospital in 1875 and Wannan Medical College was located.  

Dr. Virgil Hart also is credited with founding Chongqing's first western hospital (Hart's second hospital 1872) and Chongqing University and its Medical School. Dr. Virgil Hart also built Nanjing's first western hospital (Hart's fourth hospital 1877) and the Boy’s and Girl’s Schools later became the University of Nanjing and its Medical School.

In July, 2012, I was China "Worn Out" and returned to the U.S.A., then returned in August 2014, to teach at the West China School of Medicine in Chengdu, Sichuan, where Dr. Virgil Hart opened the doors of his sixth hospital May 28th, 1891; the first of two as Superintendent of the Canadian Methodist Mission Society in Sichuan (1891 - 1901), where the Hefei Qu (Dr. V.C. Hart's Chinese name) building is located on the West China Medical School campus. I returned to the U.S.A. in August, 2015, married to a Chinese woman named Feng Ping.

My Medical English teaching was to prepare graduate students who were going to attend medical schools in English speaking countries, to study a specialty; as well as faculty at three of the seven medical schools related to the hospitals he founded. After ten years in China and publishing my four books to date, I feel that I had completed the task my grandmother and grand Aunt Helen had originally request me to do.

In 2009, I was given the Lushan Award for creating The Hart & Stone Nurses Scholarship program and donating photographs to the Jiujiang and Lushan Museums, by Jiangxi Governor Wu Xinxiong.

In 2009, I was given the Lushan Award for creating The Hart & Stone Nurses Scolarship program by Jiangxi Govenor Wu Xinxiong.

Mics Photos from the Travels of Stanimal: 2009 & 2010

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