Liu Chia Chew
1905 CEM Reunion, LaFargue Collection
| Liu Jiazhao 刘家照 |
Kia Chau Lew1
Kia Chau Low2
| 刘月初 |
| 1 |
| 14 |
| 24 January, 18612 |
| Gu He 古鹤 village, Xiangshan District, Guangdong Prov.3 |
| 12 |
| Canton |
| 1872-74: Oakham, MA;6 |
New Haven, CT (while at Yale) -
Freshman yr. 1880-81: 44 Elm st. [Yale Pot-pourri, vol. 16 (1880), p. 37.]
| 1872-74: Miss Martha E. Burt;6 |
Edward and Sarah Carrington ("prepared at Miss Carrington's in Colebrook, Conn., and at Williston Academy.")2
| 1876-80 Williston Academy, MA1 |
| Yale, 1880-81, Class of 18844 |
|Elected a member of Delta Kappa2 |
| "At the end of freshman year he was recalled to China with the other [CEM] students."2 |
"has held several positions in the government service. In 1908 he was private secretary to Gov. Tong Shaoyi of Manchuria, was taotai of Mukden, and in 1908-9 was attached to the special embassy sent to this country under Tong Shaoyi."2
“led the life of a gentleman of leisure, but afterwards joined the Tientsin Bureau of Foreign Affairs”5
| Government: Foreign Affairs |
|Qing period: possibly Daotai |
| Liu Shu Ting 刘述亭 |
|"Miss Tong, whose father was connected with the China Merchants Steam Navigation Company."2; Liu married 4th daughter of Tong King Sing 唐景星, the prominent entrepreneur and former schoolmate of Yung Wing.3 |
|Brother-in-law of Woo Yang Tsang (Wu Yangzeng 吴仰曾I,3) |
|Whilst in America as a secretary on Tong Shao Yi's special mission of 1908-9, shortly before returning to China, Liu paid a visit to his former friends in Hartford. Though the Hartford Courant, 20 Jan. 1909, p. 5, named him as "Lou Kia Chan," all the biographical references point to Liu. |
1. Rhoads (2011), p. 100.
2. Daggett(1914), p. 407-8.
3. Data from Lineage Book of Tong King Sing 唐景星家谱 [p. 15]. Digital copy courtesy of Reed Tang.
4. He appears under the 1884 Class List as "Kia-chau Low (1880-1881), Low's Gardens, To Po Bridge, Western Suburbs, Canton, China." Directory of the Living Non-graduates of Yale University: Issue of 1914. New Haven, issued for private distribution by the University, 1914. p. 12.
5. Yung Shang Him (10/1939), 243, Yung Shang Him (1939), 19.
6. Rhoads (2011), pp. 60 & 72.