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Follow in the Missionary Footsteps: The Evolution of the Catholic Mission in Sai Kung(1841-2000)

Follow in the Missionary Footsteps: The Evolution of the Catholic Mission in Sai Kung(1841-2000)

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This book adopts the perspective of historical anthropology in studying the development of Hong Kong Catholicism in Sai Kung, since the establishment of the Apostolic Prefecture in 1841. In exploring the foundation of the Diocese in the local Chinese rural society, this book discourses how Christianity was disseminated amid the community embedded in traditional beliefs, the relationship between evangelism with Chinese traditional culture, customs and society, and the role of Catholic missionaries as a medium of Eastern and Western cultural exchanges from the early colonial period until the territory’s reunification with Mainland China.

The book is divided into seven historical phrases according to the evolutionary development of Catholicism in Sai Kung District. First it gives a brief account of the history and population of Sai Kung as the context to which Catholicism was first introduced to the area. Then the early days of Hong Kong’s foundation as a treaty port, the inception period of Catholic Mission in Sai Kung Peninsula, and the early to later stage of the Apostolic Vicariate are revisited. This publication also reviews the martyred missionaries, the hardships faced by the clergymen during the Japanese occupation, as well as the rebuilding and revitalisation of the church in the post-war period. 

When sorting out and researching the missionary history of Catholicism in the countryside of Sai Kung, the Working Committee of “Following Thy Way” not only retrieved the historical records of more than a hundred years in the Diocesan and government archives, but the research team also visited more than 20 villages scattered on the Sai Kung Peninsula by foot and boats so that the historic footprints of the past missionaries are strolled. To enhance the readers’ interest and easy association with the historical events, the book is supplemented by more than 100 rare photos accompanied with the chronology of major events around each chapel, which have seldom been presented to the public before.




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YUEN Chi Wai, PhD, LLB

Project Coordinator and Editor-in-Chief of the research project “History of Catholic Mission and Chapels in Sai Kung (1841-2000)” sponsored by the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust. Dr. Yuen has been the Committee Member of the Diocesan Working Committee for “Following Thy Way” (2018-2021) and Honorary Research Associate of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He specialised in research areas including Hong Kong history, cultural heritage and lineages in the New Territories, Hakka village culture, Hong Kong popular religion and history of tourism etc. In recent years, he has focused on Christian history, in particular, the history of religious architecture and heritage. He has various publications on history of Catholic Mission in Hong Kong such as “East and West: The Missionary History of Catholicism in Hong Kong” and “Journal of Catholic Studies: History of Catholicism in Hong Kong in the 20th Century” published by the CUHK, “Walking with the Lord Series” and other journal articles and conference papers etc.


YU Ka Ho

Obtained History (MPhil) in The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015. An amateur history writer who has interest in the social and cultural history and history of religion in Hong Kong. Looking forward to researching on interesting topics such as the interaction of culture and socio-economic aspect, and local history of different religions, etc.


HUI Ka Long Aaron

Hui Ka Long Aaron received a BSc in Public Health from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Medical Sciences from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in Comparative and Public History from CUHK. Seemingly the jack of all trades with an inter-disciplinary academic background, Aaron should be more suitably seen as a master of none. Aaron has a keen interest in Hong Kong history and colonial history.


NGO Tsz Leong

A Roman Catholic graduated from Department of History of Hong Kong Baptist University. He is interested in theology, especially dogmatics.




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作者:  Editor-in-Chief and Translator: YUEN Chi Wai, PhD, LLB

                   Co-authors: YU Ka Ho, HUI Ka Long Aaron, NGO Tsz Leong

出版商: Chung Hwa Book Co. (H.K.) Ltd.

出版日期:2022年03月29日

ISBN:    9789888760381

裝幀:  平裝

頁數:        280

分類:     宗教史


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