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Wong Fung Kai

Pinyin & Chinese characters Wang Fengjie 王凤喈1

Variant Spellings & Other Names Fung Kai Whang
Fung Ki Whang
Wang Fung Kai2

Other Chinese Name(s) Wang Yiting 王仪廷

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LaFargue No. 45

Date of Birth 1860

Place of Birth Cixi, Zhejiang

Age at Departure for US 14 (Lunar Calendar)

Date of Death  
Place of Death London (at an early age)

Place(s) of Residence in US (1) Farms Village (now Simsbury), CT
(2) Northampton, MA

American Host Family/ies Miss Clara J. Alford, Farms Village (Simsbury), CT3

School(s), with dates Williston Seminary, Easthampton, MA, 1876-18794

Notable Activities/Awards in School Gave "a brief synopsis of the life and motives of Confucius" at "Seniors' Day" at Williston Seminary, June 1879.5

College/University, with dates Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 1879-1881; civil engineering.6
Notable Activities/Awards in College  
Degree/Diploma Obtained (date)  
First Assignment in China Assigned to Beiyang Naval School; being the top graduate, he was retained as Teaching Assistant - altogether 8 years.7

Later Positions c. 1890: Transferred to diplomatic service; Attaché, Chinese Legation to Great Britain.

Employment Sector(s) Navy (training); Diplomatic Service
Final Rank, if in Gov't Service  
Father's Name  
Mother's Name  
Family Relations w/ other CEM Students  
Children's Names  
Descendants Niece, Wang Li-Yun 王丽云
Notes and Sources

1. Personal name written 凤阶 in Xu (1978), 38, and in student name lists compiled by Tong Yuen Chan (Tang Yuanzhan 唐元湛 II, 53) and Won Bing Chung (Wen Bingzhong 温秉忠 II, 36).

2. Springfield Daily Republican, 26 July 1873, p. 3.

3. Rhoads (2011), p. 52, Table 5.1.

4. Years at Williston Seminary: Edward J. M. Rhoads (email, 19 Dec 2003); Rhoads (2011), p. 100, Table 7.3.

5. Rhoads (2011), p. 159, citing Springfield Daily Republican, 26 June 1879, p. 4.

6. Information from matriculation records courtesy Chinese Alumni Heritage Project at Lehigh University.

7. Rhoads (2011), p. 198.