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Chin Mon Fay


Pinyin & Chinese characters Qian Wenkui  钱文魁
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Other Chinese Names  
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LaFargue No. 28
Date of Birth 1859
Place of Birth Shanghai, Jiangsu Province
Age at Departure for U.S. 14 (Lunar calendar)
Date of Death  
Place of Death Paris
Place(s) of residence in U.S. 1880 Hartford, CT

American Host Family/ies Edward W. Kellog (1880 U.S. Census)
School(s), with dates

South Public School, Hartford, ?-1877
Hartford Public High School, Classical dept., 1877-79
HPHS, English dept., 1879-81 graduated1

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Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China  
Later Positions Diplomat: Attaché, Chinese Legation, France

Employment sector(s) Government (Diplomatic Service)

Final rank, if in gov't service

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Family relations w/ other CEM students

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Other Prior to joining the CEM, Chin was attending the boys' boarding school established in Shanghai by the American Episcopal Mission and run by Lydia Mary Fay.  New Shan Chow (Niu Shangzhou 牛尚周 I, 12) and Tso Ki Foo (Cao Jifu 曹吉福 I, 20) also attended the school before they joined the CEM. 2

Notes and Sources

1. Rhoads (2011), pp. 90, 96.

2. Rhoads (2011), pp. 33f.