CHOW Sui-wah, 18781952 (aged 74 years)

CHOW Sui-wah
Name
/CHOW/ Sui-wah
Type
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Given names
Sui-wah
Surname
CHOW
Name
/周/少華
Given names
少華
Surname
Birth February 14, 1878

MarriageLAU H ChuenView this family
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20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 3 years)

21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 3 years)

22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 7 years)

23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 11 years)

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 15 years)

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

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 19 years)

Birth of a sonLAU G Bik
1898 (aged 19 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 23 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 23 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 33 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
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 64 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'.

Chinese American Events
1906 San Francisco earthquake
April 18, 1906 (aged 28 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.

Death of a husbandLAU H Chuen
1908 (aged 29 years)

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 31 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 35 years)

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 40 years)

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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 (aged 43 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 45 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 51 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 51 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.

Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 51 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 54 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 55 years)

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 67 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 67 years)

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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 (aged 70 years)

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World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 63 years)

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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 (aged 67 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 71 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 68 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 71 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 70 years)

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Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 75 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 97 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.

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Death July 21, 1952 (aged 74 years)

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CHOW Sui-wah
少華
18781952
Birth: February 14, 1878
Death: July 21, 1952
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CHOW Sui-wah
少華
18781952
Birth: February 14, 1878
Death: July 21, 1952
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