Sek Hong Ching, 18831971 (aged 88 years)

Gravestone
Name
Sek Hong /Ching/
Type
immigration name
Given names
Sek Hong
Surname
Ching
Name
/劉/锡康
Given names
锡康
Surname
Birth about 1883
22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 2 years)

23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 6 years)

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 10 years)

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 12 years)

Source:
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.

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 14 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 18 years)

Source:
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 18 years)

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 26 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 29 years)

Source:
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 23 years)

Source:
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.

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 30 years)

29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 38 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 40 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 46 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 47 years)

Source:
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.

32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 50 years)

Birth of a daughterLena CHING
1935 (aged 52 years)

Death of a daughterLena CHING
about 1939 (aged 56 years) Age: 4 y/o

Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 60 years)

Source:
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'.

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 35 years)

Source:
Note: China's [contribution to World War One](https://bacgg.org/index.php/resources/#ww1 )
Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 47 years)

Source:
Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 49 years)

Source:
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.

Birth of a sonDonald CHING
1932 (aged 49 years)

Birth of a daughterFrieda Wong
1937 (aged 54 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 62 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.

World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 58 years)

Source:
Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 62 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Republic of China
from 1912 to 1949 (aged 66 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 62 years)

Source:
Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 66 years)

Source:
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 66 years)

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Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 67 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 63 years)

Source:
Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 70 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 70 years)

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35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 78 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 80 years)

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 82 years)

Source:
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.

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 86 years)

Death of a sonDonald CHING
1970 (aged 87 years)

American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 92 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 93 years)

Source:
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.

Death about 1971 (aged 88 years)

Family with Lai Mun Ching
himself
partner
Gravestone 1
丽文
19122002
Birth: March 16, 1912龍聚環, 中山, 广东, CHN
Death: July 21, 2002
daughter
daughter
Private
son
4 years
daughter
son
Private
daughter
Private
Media object
Note: right line, Guongdong, Zhongshan; surname LAU (劉); possible Kai Kok Heung (谿角鄉) Kai Kok (谿角) v…

right line, Guongdong, Zhongshan; surname LAU (劉); possible Kai Kok Heung (谿角鄉) Kai Kok (谿角) village. All characters are traditional, while I have simplified here.

  1. 广东中山(县)刘(锡)康(?)角乡

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