Text Size S M L
Print E-mail

Woo King Yung


LaFargue Collection


Pinyin & Chinese characters Wu Jingrong 吴敬荣

Variant Spellings & Other Names King Yung Woo
Yung Woo King
Wu Ching-jung1

Other Chinese Name(s) Wu Jinchen 吴荩臣

Detachment 3

LaFargue No. 68


Date of Birth 1864

Place of Birth Xiuning, Anhui

Age at Departure for US 11 (Lunar Calendar)

Date of Death  
Place of Death Tianjin

Place(s) of Residence in US (1) Lee, MA;
(2) Hartford, CT.

American Host Family/ies (1) Alexander & Cornelia (Hull) Hyde, Lee, MA:
(2) James R. & Cornelia J. Stevens, Hartford, CT.

School(s), with dates West Middle Public School, Hartford, CT, ?-1879;
Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT, 1879-1881.

Notable Activities/Awards in School  
College/University, with dates Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY2

Notable Activities/Awards in College  
Degree/Diploma Obtained (date)  
First Assignment in China Assigned to Tianjin Naval School

Later Positions Naval Officer: Captain of the Bao Bi 宝璧3 and of the cruiser "Kuang Chia" (Guangjia) 广甲; participated in the Battle of the Yalu River, 17 September 18944
Later, Advisor to President Li Yuan Hung (Li Yuanhong) 黎元洪.5

Employment Sector(s) Navy

Final Rank, if in Gov't Service  
Father's Name Wu Zilin 吴子麟 lived in Shanghai.

Mother's Name  
Family Relations w/ other CEM Students  
Children's Names  
Notes and Sources 1. Wright (2000), 87.

2. Robyn (1996), 157; Qian & Hu (2003), 108; Qian & Hu (2004), 116. (Not found in Rhoads (2011).)

3. Shi (2000), 202. (Not found in Wright (2000).)

4. Built at Fuzhou, the Kuang Chia was launched Aug 1887.  “Kuang Chia…left early in the action, in due course to run aground just east of Talien Bay, where she was later destroyed by the Japanese in a mopping-up operation.”  Wright (2000), 69; 91.

5. Yung Shang Him (1939), 28.  Li Yuanhong was twice President of the Republic of China, 1916-1917 and 1922-1923. During the Battle of the Yalu River, Li Yuanhong served as chief engineer aboard the Kuang Chia. Wright (2000), 128.