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ISBN:
0405113013
Author:
Wing Yung
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ayer Co Pub (January 1, 1979)
Pages:
286 pages
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Yung Wing's book is a tale of an educated, bilingual Chinese patriot who loved China and his American Christian values. He was a rare product of a China in decline and an America on the rise.

Yung Wing's book is a tale of an educated, bilingual Chinese patriot who loved China and his American Christian values. He parlayed his linguistic talent to try to change China - a feat that struck many of his 19th-century peers as futile and foolhardy. Yet his lifelong obsession to give a Western education to young Chinese eventually bore fruits, if only 150 years later.

COMMISSIONER OF THE CHINESE EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION,ASSOCIATE CHINESE MINISTER IN WASHINGTON,EXPECTANT TAO-TAI OF KIANG SU. NEW YORK. HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY. BY. Published November, 1909.

The sixth chapter begins with my reëntrance into the Chinese world, after an absence of eight years.

Among these early writers was Yung Wing, the first Chinese student to graduate from an American University (Yale, in 1854), whose autobiography, My Life in China and America, was published in 1909. 20th-century Chinese American literature. Chinese American literature written of the 20th century is written almost exclusively in English.

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  • Urreur
I just finished Yung Wing's autobiography "My Life in China and America". Highly recommended to everyone of Chinese descendent (especially Chinese immigrants living in the US). This is a book of a unsung hero who was under represented in Chinese history. For many of us growing up in China or have been through Chinese school systems when we were young, most likely have never heard about this name Yung Wing, but the names such as Zeng Guo Fan and Li Hong Zhang are well known to us. Little did us know that Yung Wing was the initial force behind some great things that the later men were famous for, such as purchasing western machinery for the Chinese military, and sending the first group of Chinese students to study abroad in the U.S.

This short autobiography presents to you the dramatic life of Yung Wing who was born a village near Macao, underwent Western education since seven years old at missionary schools in Macao and Hong Kong, then came to America to study at the Morrison Academy in Springfield MA (near the college I attend which increase my curiosity of reading this book), and overcame many obstacles to became the first Chinaman graduated from Yale College in 1855.

Mr. Yung returned to China immediately after graduated from Yale, hoping to use his knowledge to serve China in her most disruptive years of civil war during Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864).

Many unexpected events have occurred to Yung since his return, but he remained optimistic about the future. He eventually convinced the Chinese government to send 120 teenage boys to America to be educated. Their headquarter was at Hartfort CT and Springfield MA. All 120 boys were send to the best schools in the New England area to be educated. However, the initial 15 year long education plan didn't fully carried out, and was cut short in the 8th year...

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  • Tori Texer
This is the historical book about recent China interested me most till now. This is a book about the stories of the author Yung Wing his own. Yung Wing is famous, who is called the father of all Chinese students studied aboard. This book is extremely valuable for us all to get some knowledge about the recent history of China. In this book, we can meet with some very famous characters, such as Zeng Guofan, Li Hongzhang, Zhang Zhidong, Hua Henfang, Mark Twain, and so on, whom did Yung Wing have a lot of private stories talked about. In a word, through the presentation of this book talked about Yung Wing himself, I think everyone of us as a Chinese should give high respect to Yung Wing for what he had done for all of us and for the strength of our mother country China. Finally I would like recommend this wonderful book to every Chinese who loves their country.
  • Mataxe
I like his attitude and humbleness also the loyalty to his country.but he is too soft in making decision.his decision to enjoy togetherness with his family is too late.
  • spacebreeze
Yung Wing's book is a tale of an educated, bilingual Chinese patriot who loved China and his American Christian values. He was a rare product of a China in decline and an America on the rise. He wrote fondly of his missionary benefactors and his discovery of his talent in the English language. He parlayed his linguistic talent to try to change China -- a feat that struck many of his 19th-century peers as futile and foolhardy. Yet his lifelong obsession to give a Western education to young Chinese eventually bore fruits, if only 150 years later. Yung Wing would be gratified to know that China now sends more students to America than any other country, graduates more Ph.D. students than any, and publishes 11 percent of the world's scientific papers. His efforts were not wasted. He opened the door to a brave New World for his race. He set an example. His writing will reveal to you why he won contests in English compositions at Yale as the first Chinese boy educated in America. He was a true vanguard.
  • Agamaginn
This is quite a surprise book for me. But I am very glad I have read it. The history of eighteen century China has always been quite remote and impersonal. But this book, narrated from a western-educated yet deeply involved Chinese perspective, gives me a sense of time-travelling. The lives of Chinese and the society of China during that period become live and real. It helps to understand historical events as well as the human mentalities first handed. I am very impressed by this book and would strongly recommend it to anybody who is into the Chinese history.