Don Ginn CHONG, 1942

Name
Don Ginn /CHONG/
Given names
Don Ginn
Surname
CHONG
Birth
Military

Note: Lily was living with Don's family in San Luis Obispo's small Chinatown neighborhood (1 block long) b…

Lily was living with Don's family in San Luis Obispo's small Chinatown neighborhood (1 block long) because he was assigned to nearby Fort Roberts. In 1941, Don shipped out to the Aleutian Islands when the war broke out. He was killed in action in 1941.

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895

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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.

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901

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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

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912

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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

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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.

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918

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Note: China's [contribution to World War One](https://bacgg.org/index.php/resources/#ww1 )
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930

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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.

Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932

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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

Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943

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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'.

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

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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

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World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941

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Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945

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

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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

Death about 1942
Family with parents
himself
1942
Birth: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Death: about 1942Aleutian Island, AK, USA
Family with Private
himself
1942
Birth: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Death: about 1942Aleutian Island, AK, USA
wife
Private
Military

Lily was living with Don's family in San Luis Obispo's small Chinatown neighborhood (1 block long) because he was assigned to nearby Fort Roberts. In 1941, Don shipped out to the Aleutian Islands when the war broke out. He was killed in action in 1941.