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The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969 : in love with the Chinese
AuthorChu, Cindy Yik-yi [Zhu Yiyi 朱益宜]
Pub. LocationNew YorkPublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Date2007Phys. Desc.x, 213 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBV2300.C35 C49 2007
The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969 : in love with the Chinese / Cindy Yik-yi Chu.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-210) and index.
See: Contributor biographical information.
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Contents: Introduction -- Early Arrival, 1921-1937 -- Difficult Years, 1937-1951 -- Extreme Poverty of the 1950s, King's Park and Tung Tau Tsuen -- Refugee Committees in the 1950s and Chai Wan -- Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon Tsai, and Social Services in the 1960s -- Kwun Tong and Chai Wan in the 1960s -- Conclusion. Appendix I: Statistics on Maryknoll Sisters who were in Hong Kong from 1921 to 2004. Appendix II: List of Maryknoll Sisters who were in Hong Kong from 1921 to 2004.

"The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969: In Love with the Chinese describes the adaptation of American women to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from 1921 to 1969. The Maryknoll Sisters were the first American Catholic community of women founded for overseas missionary work, and were the first American Sisters in Hong Kong. Maryknollers were independent, outgoing, and joyful women who were highly educated, and acted in professional capacities as teachers, social workers, and medical personnel. The assertion of this book is that the mission provided Maryknollers what they had long desired--equal employment opportunities--which were only later emphasized in the women's liberation movement of the 1960s."

Subject(s)Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America--Missions--China--Hong Kong--History--20th century
Maryknoll Sisters--Missions--China--Hong Kong--History--20th century
Hong Kong 香港--Church history
Nuns--China--20th century
Nuns--Hong Kong--History--19th-20th centuries
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEditionPbk. ed.Rec. #11734
ISBN0230602312 ; 9780230602311LCCN2004044460OCLC54479218