• Short Summary

    IN THE NEW TERRITORIES OF HONGKONG CALLED SHANTIN, THERE'S A LUTHERAN CHAPEL DESIGNED IN CHINESE STYLE BY THE CHRISTIAN MISSION TO BUDDHISTS.

  • Description

    1.
    LS (PAN) LUTHERAN CHAPEL
    0.10

    2.
    MS ----DITTO----
    0.12

    3.
    CU SIGNBOARD -- TAO FONG SHAN
    0.16

    4.
    LS IRON CROSS ON MOUNTAIN TOP (TWO SHOTS)
    0.19

    5.
    MS SOUNDING IRON BELL (TWO SHOTS)
    0.26

    6.
    MLS FAMILIES ARRIVE FOR SERVICE
    0.36

    7.
    CU CROSS (TILT DOWN) ALTAR
    0.43

    8.
    MS CONGREGATION LISTENING TO SERMON BY REV. C.C.WANG
    0.45

    9.
    MS (PAN) DITTO
    0.54

    10.
    CU FOLLOWER READING BIBLE (TWO SHOTS)
    0.54

    11.
    MLS SERVICE IN SESSION
    1.00

    12.
    CU MINIATURE GARDEN OUTSIDE PORCELAIN WORKSHOP
    1.03

    13.
    MLS ENTRANCE TO WORKSHOP
    1.05

    14.
    CU SIGNBOARD OUTSIDE WORKSHOP
    1.08

    15.
    MS INTERIOR WORKSHOP
    1.12

    16.
    CU EXPERT PAINTER AT WORK ON CHINESE CHARACTERS (FOUR SHOTS)
    1.28

    17.
    CU ANOTHER WORKING ON SPOON (TWO SHOTS)
    1.36

    18.
    CU PAINTING BIBLICAL SCENE (FOUR SHOTS)
    1.47

    19.
    MS ACTIVITIES IN WORKSHOP
    1.50

    20.
    CU FINISHED PORCELAIN PLATE
    1.52

    21.
    CU MAN EXPLAINING INTRICACIES OF DESIGN
    1.54

    22.
    MLS SWEDISH TOURISTS LOOKING AT ARTICLES
    1.59

    23.
    CU TOURIST
    2.08

    24.
    CU COMPLETED PAINTINGS OF BIBLICAL SCENES (NINE SHOTS)
    2.46

    25.
    CU WOMAN PICKS UP DESIGNED BOWL AND EXAMINES (TWO SHOTS)
    2.56

    26.
    MSL LOOKING AT OTHER ARTICLE (TWO SHOTS)
    3.09

    27.
    LS PORCELAIN PAINTING ON EXTERIOR WALL OF CHAPEL SHOWING AREA OF TAO FONG SHAN
    3.12

    28.
    LS (PAN) CHAPEL)
    3.18

    29.
    LS OVERLOOKING NEARBY BUDDHIST TEMPLES
    3.23



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/CHM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE NEW TERRITORIES OF HONGKONG CALLED SHANTIN, THERE'S A LUTHERAN CHAPEL DESIGNED IN CHINESE STYLE BY THE CHRISTIAN MISSION TO BUDDHISTS. KNOWN AS THE TAO FONG SHAN CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, IT WAS BUILT IN THE YEARS 1931 TO 1939 TO BE THE CENTRE FOR AN ENDEAVOUR TO BRING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST TO BUDDHIST FRIENDS IN EAST ASIA. THE INSTITUTE IS RECEIVING FINANCIAL BACKING FROM SWEDEN, WHICH IS STRONGLY A LUTHERAN NATION.

    NEARLY THE INSTITUTE, THERE'S A LARGE CROSS MADE OF IRON AND IS 40 FEET HIGH. THIS CROSS STANDS ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP IN A LARGE ROCKY MEADOW.

    THE INSTITUTE CONDUCTS SERVICES EVERY MORNING AND NIGHT FOR THE LUTHERAN FAMILIES RESIDING NEARBY.

    IT WAS FOUNDED BY A NORWEGIAN MISSIONARY, DR. K.L. REICHELT IN 1930. HIS SUCCESSOR IS REVEREND C.C. WANG. FORMERLY REICHELT'S STUDENT. THE WANG FAMILY WERE BUDDHISTS BEFORE THE CONVERSION.

    HUNDREDS OF BUDDHIST MONKS HAVE BEEN STUDYING AT THE INSTITUTE AND SEVERAL OF THEM ARE NOW WORKING AS EVANGELISTS OR ORDAINED PASTORS IN HONGKONG, TAIWAN, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE. IN LATER YEARS, THE EMPHASIS OF THE WORK HAS BEEN ON PRODUCING LITERATURE SUITABLE TO GUIDE BUDDHISTS TO LEARN TO KNOW WHAT CHRISTIAN FAITH MEANS.

    TO GIVE FORMER BUDDHIST AN OPPORTUNITY TO EARN THEIR LIVING, A PORCELAIN PAINTING WORKSHOP HAS BEEN STARTED. MANY KINDS OF PORCELAIN ARE PRODUCED IN ATTRACTIVE HAND-PAINTED DESIGNS AND SENT TO CUSTOMERS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.

    THE WORKSHOP IS A TOURIST DELIGHT. THE COLOURFUL AND INTRICATE DESIGNS HAVE OFTEN BAFFLED THE VISITORS.

    PORCELAIN PAINTING REQUIRES EXPERTS WITH STEADY HANDS. THE PAINTING RANGE FROM EMBOSSED CHINESE CHARACTERS TO BIBLICAL SCENES SUCH AS THE LAST SUPPER AND THE CRUCIFIXION.

    MOST OF THE DESIGN ARE OUTLINED IN BROWN AND BLACK BY ONE OR TWO EXPERTS AND THEN COLOURED BY THE OTHERS. THEY HAVE A SET OF DESIGNS AND REPEAT THEM ON A SEMI-MASS PRODUCTION BASIS. NEW DESIGNS ARE ALWAYS BEING PRODUCED.

    A PORCELAIN PAINTING ON THE OUTSIDE "ALL OF THE CHAPEL SHOWS THE ENTIRE AREA OF TAO FONG SHAN. THE INSTITUTE OVERLOOKS TWO BUDDHIST TEMPLES -- ONE OF THEM IS THE TEMPLE OF TEN THOUSAND BUDDHAS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LJ427B015UBQAZLHS5TCP38W
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LJ427B015UBQAZLHS5TCP38W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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