1886-1891/2: Mining Student in Chinese Engineering and Mining Company; from 1890-92 he was identified by his alias "Tong Getin" 慈田4
Tong's diplomatic appointments in Korea were as follows:
1896-99: Commercial attache at Renchuan 仁川;
1899-1902 January: Consul at Renchuan, concurrently also at Mupu 木浦
and Qunshan 群山;5
Director of Shandong Province Foreign Bureau;
Expectant Daotai, Shandong Province
|1. 唐景星家谱 -- unpublished lineage record of Tong King-sing kindly provided by Reed Tang. |
2. "There are five Chinese students in the Morgan School, at Clinton, Conn., and one of these, Wing Ho, at the December examination, stood at the head of his class." (Chester Daily Times (Chester, PA), 1880-3-1, p. 2)
3. New Haven Evening Register, 19 June, 1880, p. 1.
4. Staff list in The Directory and Chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, etc.: as "Tong Wing Ho" in 1887 (p. 472); 1888 (p. no. unavailable); as "Tong Getin": in 1890 (p. 212); 1891 (p. 87) and 1892 (p. 85: at Tong Colliery). Copies provided by Peter A. Crush of Hong Kong.
5. Diplomatic Postings (1985), p. 79.
6. Family data derived from: (1) article by Tang Yougan - 唐有淦: "唐家(鸡山) 的历史人物", p. 69 of 《唐家村史》. (2) Tong Kai-son, "The Late Tong King-sing," in The World's Chinese Students Journal, Vol. 1 (1907), p. 33. Both kindly provided by Reed Tang.