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Chun Wing Kwai

Pinyin & Chinese characters Chen Ronggui  陈荣贵
Variant Spellings & Other Names Chien Wan Kwei
Chin Wing Kwei
Chin Yung Kwei
Chun Wing Kwei
Wan Kwei Chieng
Wau Kwei Chien

Other Chinese Names 陈辅朝
Detachment 1
LaFargue No. 26
Date of Birth 1859
Place of Birth Xinhui, Guangdong Province
Age at Departure for U.S. 14 (Lunar calendar)
Date of Death  
Place of Death Tianjin
Place(s) of residence in U.S. (1) Hartford, CT (Barber)
(2) moved to MA
American Host Family/ies (1) J. O. Barber;1

School(s), with dates
1874-76 Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, MA;2

1876-79 Williston Seminary, MA2

Notable activities/ awards in school

College/University, with dates

1879-80 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, "Tech" (? uncertain);3

1880 transferred to Lafayette College, Easton, PA.4

Notable activities/ awards in College Member of the Franklin Literary Society, Lafayette College5

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China

Assigned to Tongshan Mining School.

1884-1886, Chun was a Mining Student in the Chinese Mining and Engineering Company 开平矿务局 at Tianjin.6

Later Positions Mining Engineer: worked at Chinese Mining and Engineering Company for many years

Employment sector(s) Mining

Final rank, if in gov't service

Father's name Chen Xin Yao 陈信瑶;

Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students

Children's Names



Notes and Sources

1.  Robyn (1996), p. 144.

2.  Rhoads (2011), pp. 92, 100.

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

4. Rhoads (2011), p. 116.

5. Rhoads (2011), p. 131.

6.  Listed consecutively in The Directory for China, Japan, Corea, etc. for 1884 (p. 271), 1885 (p. 448) and 1886 (p. 476).  Information courtesy of Mr. Peter A. Crush of Hong Kong.