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By Carl Smith, Christopher Munn

ISBN-10: 9622096883

ISBN-13: 9789622096882

Every so usually a piece of heritage seems to be that greatly alterations our figuring out of individuals, position and interval. chinese language Christian is the sort of paintings. This e-book asks questions about Hong Kong that experience by no means been requested earlier than. It indicates that the leaders of chinese language society had a much better function in shaping early Hong Kong heritage than previous historians had believed.

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Kueh A-gong was assistant and evangelist at the Medical Missionary Hospital on Morrison Hill. The first Bishop of Victoria, the Anglican Bishop who founded St. Paul's College in 1851, brought with him from England a young Chinese, Chan Tai-kwong, whom he planned to prepare for holy orders. But, after a few years, the glint of gold became too allur- 8 CHINESE CHRISTIANS ing and Tai-kwong left the Bishop's care for a business career in the Chinese Bazaar, but he soon became bankrupt after overextending himself as the opium monopolist.

Unless retired, and sometimes not even then, most of us have full-time, demanding jobs which leave little time or energy for other pursuits. Whilst we have never found it difficult to recruit Council members, there has always been a limit to the amount each of us can do for the Society. Councillors are either librarians, editors, secretaries, or the like, but no one yet has been able to combine several posts or take up additional duties. This has hit us particularly hard with regard to promotion of and publicity for the Society and its work.

After a time, Shuck's assistant began to act strangely. He went about the neighbourhood claiming to be a king seeking his queen. He was arrested for theft and given a public flogging; Shuck tried to rehabilitate him but was not successful. When the Revd William Dean joined Roberts and Shuck in Hong Kong, he was accompanied by several converts he had made in Bangkok. One of these was killed in April 1843 when he intervened as a peacemaker in a street quarrel. The Revd Elijah Bridgman of the American Board mission came over from Macau in 1843.

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