Yung Wing

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Yung Wing 容閎
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BirthplaceNanping, Xiangshan, Guangdong, Qing Empire
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Yung Wing

(1828–1912) Chinese official, educational reformer; born in Nam Ping, Pedro Island, China. He was the first Chinese to graduate from an American college (Yale, 1854); his memoir, My Life in China and America (1909), reflects his divided life thereafter. As commissioner of the Chinese Educational Mission (1870–81), he brought other Chinese students to America until a counter-reform Chinese government stopped his efforts.

Yung Wing

 

(Jung Hung). Born Nov. 17, 1828; died Apr. 21, 1912. Chinese political leader and reformer.

Yung Wing received his technical education in the United States, from 1847 to 1853. After returning to China in 1854, he fought for the passage of moderate reforms and propagated western scientific and technological ideas. He moved to the USA in 1883 but returned to China in 1895, where he took part in the Hundred Days of Reform movement (1898); after its defeat he managed to escape. He lived in the USA from 1902 until his death.

WORKS

Yung Wing. My Life in China and America. New York, 1909.