Kwong King Yang
| Kuang Jingyang 邝景扬 |
| King Yang Kwong |
Y. K. Kwong
K. Y. Kwong
K'uang Sun-mou 邝孙谋
| Kuang Xingchi 邝星池 |
| 3 |
| 64 |
| 1862 (1863?)1 |
| Nanhai, Guangdong |
| 13 (Lunar Calendar)1 |
| Tianjin |
| Easthampton, MA |
| Miss Dorcas C. Miller, Easthampton, MA. |
Studied at a private school in Canton, 1868-73;
CEM preparatory school in Shanghai, 1873-74;
Williston Academy, Northampton, MA, 1877-802
| M.I.T. 1880-81, Civil Engineering (Class of 1884)2 |
| Tangshan Mining School. One of seven returned CEM students sent to the Tangshan Kaiping Mining School, Tangshan, China (唐山开平矿务学堂), in 1882, where they were instructed in assaying and mining by an American electrical engineer and professor of chemistry and mineralogy, E. K. Buttles.3 |
Hired along with Jeme Tien Yau (Zhan Tianyou 詹天佑 I, 15) by Wu Tingfang 伍庭芳 to work under Chief Engineer C. W. Kinder for the China Railway Co.4;
1882-86: General assistant in Kaiping Mining Co., Tongshan;5
1885-91: Railway Student, Shanhaikwan-Tientsin Railway;
1886-1900: Assistant Engineer, Peking-Mukden Railway;
1892-1905: Engineer, Engineering Dept. of Peking-Mukden Railway;
1901-03: Assistant Engineer, Pinghsiang-Chuchow Railway;
1903-05: Peking-Mukden Railway, Resident Engineer;
1903-12: Engineer-in-Chief of Hankou Railway, Canton section;
1905-06: Peking-Kalgan Railway, District Engineer;
1906: Engineer-in-Chief, Canton-Hankow Railway, Canton end;
1911-16: Chief Engineer of the Peking-Kalgan-Suiyuan Railway [平绥路);
1916: Served as Vice-President of Chinese Institute of Engineers and as President in 1919;6
1917-19: Chief Engineer, Tientsin-Pukow Railway;
1920-21: Shop superintendent, Peiking-Hankow & Peking-Suiyuan Railways;
1921-22: Engineer-in-Chief, Peking-Suiyuan & Consulting Engineer, Peking-Hankow Railway;
For some time president of the Association of Chinese and American engineers, and of the Chinese Engineers' Association; member of the Commission for the location of railroad lines called by the Ministry of Communications.
1922: Retired to private life.
| Railway Engineering |
| Chief Engineer |
|Cousin of Kwong Yen Chow (Kuang Xianchou 邝䝨俦 III, 84). (The cousins boarded with Miss Miller for all seven years of their education in the U.S.2) |
Dec 1912: Jiahe Zhang 嘉禾章, 5th Order;
Nov 1913: Wenhu Zhang 文虎章 4th Order;
Mar 1915: Jiahe Zhang, 4th Order;
Dec 1917: Jiahe Zhang, 3rd Order;
Feb 1921: Baoguang Jiahe Zhang 宝光嘉禾章, 4th Order.
1. Most Chinese sources note year of birth 1862 (renxu 壬戌), 13 sui at departure. The list of CEM student names complied by Won Bing Chung (Wen Bingzhong 温秉忠 II, 36) gives age at departure as 12 sui 岁, year of birth 1863 (guihai 癸亥).
2. Schools at Canton and Shanghai: Who’s Who (1917; 1978), p. 196; Williston Seminary, Easthampton, MA: ibid.; Rhoads (2011), p. 100, Table 7.3; M.I.T.: Who’s Who (1917; 1978), p. 196; Rhoads (2011), p. 117, Table 8.1. With Miss Miller throughout: Rhoads (2011), p. 101.
3. CEM students at Kaiping Mining School: Rhoads (2011), pp. 190-94, Table 11.1; cf. LaFargue (1987) (variant list), pp. 96-97. Edwin Knight Buttles (1859-1925?), was a graduate of Hobart College, Geneva, NY (A.B. 1881, A.M. 1885). Sent by the Episcopal Church in 1882 to teach "natural science" at St. Johns University in Shanghai, he soon resigned and was hired as electrical engineer at the Kaiping Mines and as instructor of the former CEM students at the mining school. In his later life in America he became an Episcopal clergyman, known as Edwin Knight Buttolph. Rhoads (2011), p. 272, n. 51.
4. Pomerantz-Zhang (1992), 86.
5. Engineering career and awards: Who’s Who (1917; 1978), 195-96; and Who's Who (1925), 428-29.
6. Xie (2008), pp. 173 & 190 respectively.