The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921–1969

In Love with the Chinese

  • Authors
  • Cindy Yik-yi Chu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
    Pages 1-17
  3. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
    Pages 19-42
  4. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
    Pages 43-66
  5. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
    Pages 89-107
  6. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
    Pages 129-147
  7. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
    Pages 149-162
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-214

About this book


This book describes the adaptation of American women to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from 1921 to 1969. The Maryknoll Sisters were 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 emplyment opportunities - which were only later emphasized in the women's liberation movement of the 1960s.


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