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Yang Chan Ling


Pinyin & Chinese characters Yang Changling 杨昌龄

Variant Spellings & Other Names Yang Chang Ling1

Other Chinese Name(s) Yang Shounan 杨寿南

Detachment 3

LaFargue No. 87

Date of Birth 1863

Place of Birth Shunde, Guangdong

Age at Departure for US


12 (Lunar Calendar)

Date of Death  
Place of Death Tianjin

Place(s) of Residence in US


(1) Winchester, CT
(2) Greenfield, MA
(3) Westfield, MA

American Host Family/ies (1) James Coles, Winchester, CT
(2) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Clark, Greenfield, MA
(3) William H. & Josephine S. Foote, Westfield, MA2


School(s), with dates  
Notable Activities/Awards in School  
College/University, with dates  
Notable Activities/Awards in College  
Degree/Diploma Obtained (date)  
First Assignment in China Assigned to Dagu 大沽 Forts

Later Positions Military Instructor, Nanjing Military School;

Railway service with Peking-Mukden (Beijing-Shenyang) Railway;

Chief Freight Manager and then Deputy Director of the Ping-Nei Line 平馁路;3

Traffic Manager and Co-Director of Peking-Kalgan (Beijing-Zhangjiakou) Railway

Employment Sector(s) Military; Railways

Final Rank, if in Gov't Service  
Father's Name  
Mother's Name  
Family Relations w/ other CEM Students  
Children's Names  
Descendants Great-granddaughter You Si Han 游思涵
Notes and Sources 1. Signature: “Yours truly / Yang Chang Ling / Westfield / Mass” in autograph book (ca. 1875) of Yung Kwai (Rong Kui 容揆 II, 34) in Archives and Manuscripts, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT.

2. Residences and hosts: Rhoads (2011), p. 53, Table 5.1 (Winchester, CT, James Coles); Robyn (1996), p. 146 (Greenfield, MA, Elizabeth Clark); U.S. Census 1880, Rhoads (2011), p. 141, Table 9.2 (Westfield, MA, William H. Foote).

3. Shi (2000), p. 242.