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The Eurasian Way of Being a Chinese Woman:

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0008
The Eurasian Way of Being a Chinese Woman:

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This chapter presents a biographical account of Lady Clara Ho Tung and her contribution to Buddhist institutions in Hong Kong and China to illuminate the social, cultural “space” enjoyed by elite Eurasian women in an unusual colonial environment in the early decades of the twentieth century. As the most significant lay patron of the Tung Lin Kok Yuen, a Buddhist institution that she established in 1935, she helped redefine Buddhist faith and practice by integrating a place of worship into an urban setting and founding free Buddhist schools for women.

Keywords: Lady Clara Ho Tung; Buddhist institutions; Eurasian women; Tung Lin Kok Yuen; Buddhist schools

Chapter.  8709 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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