Fr Joseph Mallin S.J. (b. 1913)
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Fr Joseph Mallin S.J. (b. 1913)


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Track 1: Memories of his seminarian days in Ireland, having entered the S.J. order in 1932. His contemporaries at this time, including Fr Dick Kennedy, who was imprisoned by the Japanese in Taiwan during World War II. Track 2 : His appointment to Canton in China in 1948. Discussed the many trials of everyday life in the region in the aftermath of war. The challenges for Jesuit priests of living under Chinese rule. Track 3: Discussed the arrangements for transfer of the Jesuit community to Hong Kong, and recalling the strangeness of the environment at this time. Track 4: Recalled his first days in Wah Yan College in the early 1950s, and the responsibilities involved in management of the College. Track 5: Discussed the colonial system prevailing during this time. Track 6: Memories of his return to Ireland in 1966, in the wake of commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916. Track 7: His impressions of Irish politics at this time. Track 8: Memories of more than half a century of life in Hong Kong, the legacy of Irish Jesuits, and the smooth transition to the Chinese educational system. Track 9: Discussed his early days in Canton, including the invitation to the Irish Jesuit order by the Catholic Bishop in the region to manage the education system in three Hong Kong schools.

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Audio series:

Jesuit Missionaries in Hong Kong


128 kbps

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48 hours

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4.18 MB, 7.79 MB, 3.69 MB, 5.02 MB, 8.67 MB, 1.53 MB, 6.99 MB, 4.69 MB, 6.01 MB, 21.64 MB

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Assigned to Hong Kong in 1948

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore