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Christian Women in Chinese SocietyThe Anglican Story$
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Wai Ching Angela Wong and Patricia P. K. Chiu

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9789888455928

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888455928.001.0001

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Anglican Women and Social Service in Hong Kong

Anglican Women and Social Service in Hong Kong

Historical Contributions and Continuing Legacy

(p.239) 11 Anglican Women and Social Service in Hong Kong
Christian Women in Chinese Society

Jane Lee

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter explores the contribution of Anglican women, Chinese and British, in the promotion of welfare for women and children in Hong Kong from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The narrative covers four areas of progress in chronological order, which include: Elevating Social Status through Education, Advocating Women’s Rights through Social Movements, the establishment of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Women’s League, and women leaders in social services. It presents an account of change and continuity in the development of women’s work for women: from British women’s work of charity and evangelism to Chinese women’s assumption of leadership roles; from protection of girls and women in the nineteenth century, to pioneering nursery and child care in postwar rehabilitation, and providing holistic care to the elderly and marginalised in twenty-first century.

Keywords:   Hong Kong Sheng Kung HuiWelfare Council, Anti–Mui Tsai Society, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Women’s League, Female education, Christian women leadership, Child care in Hong Kong, Social service in Hong Kong

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