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Shen Mou Yang1

Pinyin & Chinese characters Sheng Wenyang 盛文扬
Variant Spellings & Other Names Shen Man Yang;
Sin Wan Yang

Other Chinese Names 号‘葆臣’ 2 
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LaFargue No. 103

Date of Birth 1865?
Place of Birth Nanxi village 南溪, Xiangshan, Guangdong Province

Age at Departure for U.S. 11 (Lunar Calendar) 2 

Date of Death c. 1904, at 40 years reckoned by sui 2 
Place of Death Fuzhou

Place(s) of residence in U.S. Springfield, MA

American Host Family/ies E.C. Gardner

School(s), with dates

Notable activities/ awards in school

College/University, with dates

Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China 1883 appointed foreman 领班 at Fuzhou Telegraph Service 2
Later Positions Promoted to Chief of Fuzhou Telegraph Bureau 福州电报局局长; obtained rank of Expectant District Magistrate (候补知县);

Transferred to Fuzhou Bureau of Foreign Affairs.  Following the Boxer Uprising of 1900, Shen was heavily involved in negotations with the foreign powers and played a crucial part in settling the terms of indemnity payments for loss of life and property inflicted on foreigners in Fuzhou.  As a reward for his services he was promoted to Chief of the Bureau; however, his heavy responsiblities wore down his health and he died at the age (sui) of forty. 2 
Employment sector(s) Telegraph Service; Foreign Affairs (Provincial)

Final rank, if in gov't service Chief, Fuzhou Bureau of Foreign Affairs
Father's name 世廉 2
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students

Children's Names 1) 宗藩, 2) unknown, 3) 宗熙, 4) 宗承 2   


Notes and Sources

1. The romanization 'Shen Mou Yang" does not accurately reflect the Cantonese pronunciation of the name, which is more like 'Sing Mon Yeung.'

2.  As given in the Sheng Family of Nanxi Genealogy 《南溪盛氏家谱》 (scanned pages 1438-1440 kindly supplied by Reed Tang).