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London Lecture and Lunch - The Story of Marion Young: Missionary in Japanese-occupied China - Mr. Neil T. Sinclair

  • Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London, England, NW1 United Kingdom (map)

In 1935 Marion Young arrived in China and for the next six years she wrote weekly letters home to her parents in Ireland.  Her letters and photographs give a vivid picture of life in the market town of Faku and of the villages in Inner Mongolia which Marion visited as part of her mission work.  

Neil Sinclair’s talk will cover her voyage out to China, her stay in Peking at the Language School and her life as a missionary in Faku, a market town in Manchuria, and her journeys out to villages in western Manchuria and Inner Mongolia.  Neil will use photographs taken by Marion which show transport, agriculture etc. from that time.  Neil’s recently published book Letters from Manchuria is published by Little Knoll Press and available from  Copies of his book and also another on Marion’s parents’ memories of missionaries in Southern China will be available to buy at the lecture.

Cost: £8 per member or guest, to include refreshments

Lunch: A self-paying lunch will be arranged at 12:30 p.m. at ‘Red and Hot’, 37 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD. Please note on the booking form if you wish to join the lunch.

Booking: Please complete the booking form in the Newsletter and return it with your cheque asap