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James D. Bales met personally with Chiang Kai-Shek during his time in Taiwan. From the James D. Bales Papers, Series I, box 3, file 9, image 8.
James D. Bales appears to have had several meetings with Ambassador Hollington K. Tong. Tong was a Chinese Christian who invited several missionaries to visit Taiwan. From the James D. Bales Papers, Series I, box 3, file 9, image 13.
During his time in South Korea, James D. Bales visited with military leaders and observed military exercises. From the James D. Bales Papers, Series I, box 3, file 9, image 27.
James D. Bales astride a camel at the Pyramids of Giza. While in Cairo he contacted a curator of the Cairo museum to perform research which he included in his books regarding Mormonism. From the James D. Bales Papers, series I, box 4, file 15, image 139.
James D. Bales visits the site of the Emerald Buddha while in Bangkok, Thailand. While in Asia, Bales attended several ceremonies celebrating the New Year. From the James D. Bales Papers, Series I, box 4, file 77.
Handwritten signature on letter from Albert Einstein to James D. Bales, a conservative theologian and professor at Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas, June 4, 1952. Einstein responded directly to Bales’ asking him about his views on God and religion.
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