Yung Wing


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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Sir Manny always allows me to spread my wings ('yung wings ko pangrampa sa Victoria's Secret Fashion Show ha!).
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