Siam: Kenneth's First Service in Chinese

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Siam: Kenneth's First Service in Chinese


Kenneth had his first service in the Chinese language in August 1929. The Chinese were delighted and "could even understand me." It was a strange experience for him to be taken for a "babar" (half Chinese). He was the only white man to speak both Thai and Chinese in Siam, and the only one to speak Chinese in the whole peninsula.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


August 1, 1929


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 50, clip 2


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth's First Service in Chinese,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed September 24, 2020,