Mui Yee

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Mui Yee
Chinese :梅绮
Born1923 (1923)
Died17 August 1966(1966-08-17) (aged 42–43)
Other namesKong Duen-yee
Years active1937 - 1962

Kong Duen-yee (Chinese :江端儀; pinyin :Jiāng Duānyí; 1923–17 August 1966), known then as the actress Mui Yee (梅绮; Méi Qí), was a Chinese movie star in Hong Kong.




In 1937, Mui became an actress in Hong Kong films. Mui appeared in The Sentimental Woman (aka The Heartbroken Woman), a 1937 Romance film directed by So Yi and Liu Shut. In several films, Mui depicted a wealthy wife scorned and other romantic characters. Mui's film career ran throughout the 1950s, at a time when mainstream cinema in Hong Kong was just beginning to challenge the conservative Asian culture. Mui's last film was Flesh and Blood (aka Renegade, The Criminals), a 1963 film directed by Leung Fung. Mui is credited with over 140 films. [1]

In 1960, Mui was diagnosed with tongue cancer, she retired from acting and decided to become a preacher as which she acted for about seven years.

Christian leader

In 1963, facing certain death, Kong turned from a worldly, carnal lifestyle to religion and reacted to the Pentecostal revival which had reached Asia to start a Church called the New Testament Church (NTC). She was appointed a prophetess and an Apostle by God to continue the work of the book of Acts in the Bible. In addition to teaching "speaking in tongues" as a means of salvation, she began promulgating "The Blood, Water and Holy Spirit", of which God had inspired her from her Bible readings of 1 John 5:6-8, but is actually a teaching that many Christians have always held dear: that Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sins, began His ministry when He was baptized, and ended His ministry when He sent down the Holy Spirit to build His church on the Day of Pentecost. (It is believed by Bible scholars that the Apostle John wrote this letter to refute some erroneous beliefs of the Gnostics that Jesus was just a man and not God-in-the-flesh.)

Kong also taught her primarily female followers (of which several were former fans) teachings that bordered on numerology, including the "7.21 Inspiration" (referring to July 21), which she called the "rebuilding of the New Testament Church by the Holy Spirit." Kong prophesied that her religious group would become famous and cause worldwide revival. Upon her gruesome death, she was succeeded by her daughter Ruth Chang. But soon afterwards Ruth was convinced by her husband that her mother's teachings were heretical and that the NTC sect is a cult. Chang then moved to Southern California and became a pastor of a Pentecostal Christian church (Assemblies of God). Elijah Hong then succeeded her, undoing the damages left by Chang .


Kong's ancestral place is in Nanhai County (defunct), Guangdong. She battled with tongue cancer and in 1966, Kong died due to complications of tongue cancer.



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