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Kwong Pin Kong


1936 CEM Reunion, LaFargue Collection


Pinyin & Chinese characters Kuang Bingguang  邝炳光
Variant Spellings & Other Names Kwang Cinq Kwong
Kwong Cinq Kwong
Kwong Ping Kong
Kwong Ping Kwang1
Other Chinese Names 邝元亮

Detachment 4

LaFargue No. 93
Date of Birth 1863
Place of Birth Xinning, Guangdong Province; Taishan County2

Age at Departure for U.S. 13 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death  
Place of Death Shanghai
Place(s) of residence in U.S. (1) Columbia, CT;
(2) Holyoke, MA.
American Host Family/ies (1) Miss E.C. Williams;
(2) N.L. Dickerman

School(s), with dates Holyoke High School, Holyoke, MA 1878?-18813
Notable activities/ awards in school

College/University, with dates Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science (now Worcester Polytechnic Institute), MA4
Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date "M.Sc. degree in 2nd year of Hsun Tung Examination"5
First Assignment in China Torpedo section of Taku Forts
Later Positions First mate (torpedoes) 鱼雷大副 on cruiser Chai Yuen 济运 6; commanded gunboat Gin Ou;

Worked for Hanyan Ironworks, the Peking-Mukden Railway, Salt Distribution Dept., many mining enterprises in Zhili, Shandong and Hubei.

Employment sector(s) Navy/Railway/Mining

Final rank, if in gov't service

Father's name  
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students First cousin of Kwong Young Kong (Kuang Rongguang 邝荣光 I, 8) and Kwong Kwok Kong (Kuang Guoguang 邝国光 IV, 92). A daughter married a son of Sue Yi Chew (Su Ruizhao 苏锐钊 II, 35).7
Children's Names

Descendants Maternal grand-daughter: Louise Su Tang.

Other Wrote The Metallurgy of Gold and Silver in China.

Notes and Sources

1.  As signed by Kwong in the 1877-1881 autograph album of his Holyoke H.S. schoolmate, Wilfred Maro Wharfield (http://heirloomsreunited.blogspot.ca/2014/03/1877-1881-autograph-album-of-wilfred.html).

2. Won Bing Chung (Wen Bingzhong 温秉忠 II, 36), CEM List, 1924.

3.  Rhoads (2011), p. 98, Table 7.2.

4.  Rhoads (2011), p. 100, Table 7.3.

5. Yung Shang Him (10/1939), 254; Yung Shang Him (1939), 30; refers to 2nd year of Emperor Xuan Tong 宣统, shortly prior to whose reign (1909-12) the traditional civil service examination system had been replaced by a modern one.

6. 北洋水师 "The Imperial Chinese Navy" website <http://www.beiyang.org/bybq/jy.htm> (13.11.2009)

7. Information courtesy Louise Su Tang (email 6 April 2008).