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By Carl Smith, Christopher Munn

Every so usually a piece of background seems that notably adjustments our knowing of individuals, position and interval. chinese language Christian is this type of paintings. This publication asks questions on Hong Kong that experience by no means been requested prior to. It exhibits that the leaders of chinese language society had a miles higher position in shaping early Hong Kong heritage than previous historians had believed.

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As a local historian and genealogist by avocation, I decided to apply the methodology I had acquired in these fields to find what material I could about the origins and careers of Chinese Christians in Hong Kong. This approach resulted in the gathering of many isolated items which formed a base on which to build up biographies and recreate the community setting of the lives of Chinese Christians. Only after I had ferreted out the details and placed them in order could I formulate general principles.

Stringer left after three years and his successor, the Revd Charles Warren, was also in Hong Kong for only three years. Their short tenures impeded the proper growth of the congregation in spite of the continuity provided by their Chinese assistant, the Revd Lo Sam-yuen. The congregation only began to show substantial growth under the pastorate of the Revd Kwong Yat-sau (Matthew Fong), who served from 1883 to 1902. In 1888, St. Stephen's was moved to Pok Fu Lam Road and today is on Bonham Road.

Yung Wing wrote somewhat prophetically in the light of his later role in the promotion of the Chinese Educational Mission: The Chinese have schools, but they learn but few things, and their learning is different from that of other nations. They only repeat their lessons, without thinking or understanding them. When they have learned five or six years, their teacher explains to them a little out of the book. I think there is not one school in China as good as the schools in the United States or in England.

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