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MY LIFE IN CHINA
AND AMERICA

YUNG WING

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MY LIFE IN CHINA

AND AMERICA

BY

YUNG WING, A.B., LL.D. (Yale)

COMMISSIONER OF THE CHINESE EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION,
ASSOCIATE CHINESE MINISTER IN WASHINGTON,
EXPECTANT TAO-TAI OF KIANG SU




NEW YORK

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

1909

Copyright, 1909

BY

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY


Published November, 1909.



CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE
I.     BOYHOOD 1
II. SCHOOL DAYS 13
III. JOURNEY TO AMERICA AND FIRST EXPERIENCES THERE 21
IV. AT MONSON ACADEMY 27
V. MY COLLEGE DAYS 34
VI. RETURN TO CHINA 42
VII. EFFORT TO FIND A POSITION 58
VIII. EXPERIENCES IN BUSINESS 67
IX. MY FIRST TRIP TO THE TEA DISTRICTS 79
X. MY VISIT TO THE TAIPINGS 96
XI. REFLECTIONS ON THE TAIPING REBELLION 113
XII. EXPEDITION TO THE TAIPING TEA DISTRICT 123
XIII. MY INTERVIEWS WITH TSANG KWOH FAN 137
XIV. MY MISSION TO AMERICA TO BUY MACHINERY 154
XV. MY SECOND RETURN TO CHINA 160
XVI. PROPOSAL OF MY EDUCATIONAL SCHEME 170
XVII. THE CHINESE EDUCATIONAL MISSION 180
XVIII. INVESTIGATION OF THE COOLIE TRAFFIC IN PERU 191
XIX. END OF THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION 197
XX. JOURNEY TO PEKING AND DEATH OF MY WIFE 216
XXI. MY RECALL TO CHINA 224
XXII. THE COUP D'ETAT OF 1898 239
Appendix 247
Index 275