KongChu Lau, 1903

KongChu /Lau/
Given names
about 1903
Honolulu, HI, United States
Latitude: 21.30473 Longitude: -157.857
Birth of a sister
about October 1904 (aged 1 year)
Honolulu, HI, United States
Latitude: 21.29198 Longitude: -157.821
Birth of a brother
about 1905 (aged 2 years)
27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 6 years)
China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 9 years)
Note: Source citation: Qing Dynasty Wikipedia Note: 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 3 years)
Note: Public birth records were destroyed in the subsequent fire, which allowed a new opportunity for Chinese to claim American citizenship. Note: Source citation: The Great San Francisco Earthquake Wikipedia
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 10 years)
Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 27 years)
Note: Source citation: Tong Wars Wikipedia Note: 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 15 years)
Note: Source citation: World War One Wikipedia Note: China's contribution to World War One
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 18 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 20 years)
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 26 years)
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 27 years)
Note: Source citation: Great Depression Wikipedia Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 29 years)
Note: Source citation: Mukden Incident Wikipedia Note: 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 30 years)
Death of a father
1938 (aged 35 years)
Guangdong, China
Latitude: 23.1189 Longitude: 113.261
Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 40 years)
Note: An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. Poster: 'Chinese Must Go'. Note: Source citation: Chinese Exclusion Act Wikipedia
Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 42 years)
Note: Source citation: Second Sino Japanese War (WW@) Wikipedia Note: 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 46 years)
Note: Source citation: Republic of China Wikipedia
World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 38 years)
Note: Source citation: Attack on Pearl Harbor Wikipedia Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 42 years)
Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 42 years)
Note: Source citation: World War Two Wikipedia Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese American Events
Internment of Japanese Americans
from February 19, 1942 to March 20, 1946 (aged 43 years)
Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States. Note: Source citation: Internment of Japanese Americans Wikipedia
Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 46 years)
Note: Source citation: Communist Nationalist Civil War Wikipedia 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 46 years)
Note: Source citation: Peoples Republic of China Wikipedia
Chinese American Events
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 47 years)
Note: Source citation: McCarthyism Wikipedia Note: An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the Domino theory
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 50 years)
Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 50 years)
Note: Source citation: Korean War Wikipedia
35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 58 years)
36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 60 years)
37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 66 years)
38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 71 years)
American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 72 years)
Note: Source citation: Vietnam_War Wikipedia
Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 73 years)
Note: 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. Note: Source citation: Cultural Revolution Wikipedia
American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 62 years)
Note: Source citation: Chinese Confession Program Wikipedia Note: 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.
39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 74 years)
40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (aged 78 years)
41st President of the United States
George H W Bush
January 20, 1989 (aged 86 years)
Death of a sister
about March 1992 (aged 89 years)
Suisun, CA, United States
Latitude: 38.243 Longitude: -121.994
42nd President of the United States
Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993 (aged 90 years)
43rd President of the United States
George W Bush
January 20, 2001 (aged 98 years)
Death of a mother
Family with parents
Chee Lau
Birth: Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
Death: 1938Guangdong, China
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
2 years
22 months
younger sister
Helen Wong 劉寶贵 2010
Birth: about October 1904Honolulu, HI, United States
Death: about March 1992Suisun, CA, United States
15 months
younger brother
Family with Private