Toy-tong SooHoo, 18921957 (aged 64 years)

Name
Toy-tong /SooHoo/
Given names
Toy-tong
Surname
SooHoo
Birth October 4, 1892

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 5 months)

Birth of a sisterChoy-ping SooHoo
December 13, 1893 (aged 1 year)

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 2 years)

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Note: This conflict represented failure of the Qing dynasty's military modernization versus Imperial Japan…

This conflict represented failure of the Qing dynasty's military modernization versus Imperial Japan Meiji Restoration's military advancement. The result was ceding of Taiwan and Korea to Japan.

Birth of a sisterPearl SooHoo
about 1895 (aged 2 years)

Death of a sisterPearl SooHoo
about 1895 (aged 2 years)

Birth of a sisterYong-sin SooHoo
January 25, 1896 (aged 3 years)

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 4 years)

Birth of a brotherKang-chee SooHoo
July 21, 1901 (aged 8 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 8 years)

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Note: An anti-foreigner rebellion of Chinese peasants and eventually the Qing empire against a consortium…

An anti-foreigner rebellion of Chinese peasants and eventually the Qing empire against a consortium of western and Japanese troops.

26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 8 years)

Birth of a brotherKang-wing SooHoo
October 11, 1903 (aged 11 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 19 years)

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Note: 2nd foreign dynasty to rule China—Unlike the Mongols however, the Manchu adopted Chinese dress and c…

2nd foreign dynasty to rule China—Unlike the Mongols however, the Manchu adopted Chinese dress and customs. However, they did force men to wear the queue. Neo-Confucianism was made the official doctrine, demanding loyalty to the emperor, but Chinese culture was preserved and Chinese were excluded only from the very senior court positions. Increasing European trade causedforeign powers divide China into spheres of influence. The Boxer uprising caused the downfall of this last dynasty. source

Chinese American Events
1906 San Francisco earthquake
April 18, 1906 (aged 13 years)

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Note: Public birth records were destroyed in the subsequent fire, which allowed a new opportunity for Chin…

Public birth records were destroyed in the subsequent fire, which allowed a new opportunity for Chinese to claim American citizenship.

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 16 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 20 years)

Death of a fatherFong SooHoo
August 19, 1920 (aged 27 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 28 years)

Death of a motherSing-fah QUAN
July 5, 1922 (aged 29 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 30 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 36 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 37 years)

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Note: These started as conflicts between clans and sensationalized by American media as gang and turf urba…

These started as conflicts between clans and sensationalized by American media as gang and turf urban warfare.

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 26 years)

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Note: China's [contribution to World War One](https://bacgg.org/index.php/resources/#ww1 )
Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 37 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 39 years)

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Note: Imperial Japan starts to subjugate Manchuria for natural resources and living space. Japan wanted a…

Imperial Japan starts to subjugate Manchuria for natural resources and living space. Japan wanted a Great Britan like empire calling it the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The Japan's defeat to the Soviet during the Battles of Khalkhin Gol set the stage for the Japan's Pearl Harbor attack and war with the United States.

32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 40 years)

Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 50 years)

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Note: An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. [Poster: 'Chinese Mu…

An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. Poster: 'Chinese Must Go'.

World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 49 years)

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Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 52 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 52 years)

Source:
Note: Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, aft…

Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, after subjugating Manchukuo.

China Government/Dynasties
Republic of China
from 1912 to 1949 (aged 56 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 52 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 57 years)

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Note: An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the [Domino theory](…

An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the Domino theory

Chinese American Events
Internment of Japanese Americans
from February 19, 1942 to March 20, 1946 (aged 53 years)

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Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 57 years)

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Note: This represented the defeat and withdrawal of the Kuomintang to Taiwan by Mao Zedong
China Government/Dynasties
People's Republic of China
1949 (aged 56 years)

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Death of a sisterRose Elizabeth SooHoo
January 20, 1951 (aged 58 years)
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 60 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 60 years)

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American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 82 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 83 years)

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Note: The wanton distruction of Chinese clan genealogy documents along with cultural relics by the Red Gua…

The wanton distruction of Chinese clan genealogy documents along with cultural relics by the Red Guards made tracing Chinese Americans family heritage even harder. This represented Mao Zedong' s attempt to regain local control of China.

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 72 years)

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Note: A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry…

A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry status of paper sons. This caused much fear and distrust among the Chinese American population. The number of participants were less than initially predicted.

Death August 22, 1957 (aged 64 years)
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage Marriage
elder sister
Rose Elizabeth Soo Hoo
司徒
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Birth: June 16, 1890San Francisco, CA, USA
Death: January 20, 1951San Francisco, CA, USA
2 years
herself
18921957
Birth: October 4, 1892
Death: August 22, 1957Alameda, CA, USA
15 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
13 months
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother