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Ching Ta Hee


1919 CEM Reunion (LaFargue Collection).

Pinyin & Chinese characters Cheng Daqi  程大器
Variant Spellings & Other Names

Other Chinese Names 程汝瑚
Detachment 1
LaFargue No. 22
Date of Birth 1859
Place of Birth Xiangshan, Guangdong Province
Age at Departure for U.S. 14 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death  
Place of Death Shanghai
Place(s) of residence in U.S. 1) Clinton, CT;
2) moved to MA?

American Host Family/ies M. J. Post
School(s), with dates
Wesleyan Academy, MA 1874-76;

Williston Seminary, MA 1876-771

Notable activities/ awards in school A founder of the Chinese Christian Home Mission at Williston.2

College/University, with dates Did not attend college; sent home to China due to poor health, mid-18773
Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China  
Later Positions Teacher: Taught at Jiangnan Arsenal School.4
Taught at Hunan Arsenal School.5

Employment sector(s) Government
Final rank, if in gov't service

Father's name  
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students

Children's Names



Notes and Sources

1. Rhoads (2011), pp. 92 & 100.

2. Sawyer (1917), 11 where he was identified as "Ta Chi Ching."

3. See Rhoads (2011), p. 136, and fn 3 of p. 257: based on Williston Seminary Transcript of Grades, 1873-97, p. 170, in Williston Northampton School Archives.

4. Yung Shang Him (1939), 22, Yung Shang Him (10/1939), 246.

5. Kao (1982), 176.