Ven. Kok Kwong
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=3>Ven. Kok Kwong was born in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:chmetcnv UnitName="in" SourceValue="1919" HasSpace="True" Negative="False" NumberType="1" TCSC="0" w:st="on">1919 in</st1:chmetcnv> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Haicheng</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Liaoning</st1:State></st1:place>. In 1928, he became a novice monk in <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Haihui</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Temple</st1:PlaceType> in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Shanghai</st1:place></st1:City>. In 1930, he received full ordination at the Tiantong Monastery in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Ningbo</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Zhejiang</st1:State></st1:place> Province. In 1939, he left to Hong Kong and became a disciple of Ven. Baojing under the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tiantai</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. Ven. Kok Kwong has been President of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association for the past few decades. He devoted himself to the spread of Buddhism as well as education, charities and welfare services for the elderly. His remarkable contributions made him widely recognized as a leading Buddhist figure in <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>.&nbsp; </FONT><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=3>[Translator: Wang Xinyu]</FONT></SPAN></P>

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Translator: Wang Xinyu
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