CHENG XiYu, 19271975 (aged 48 years)

CHENG XiYu 程锡钰 2010
Name
/程/锡钰
Given names
锡钰
Surname
Romanized name
/CHENG/ XiYu
Birth
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 2 years)
Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 3 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.
Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 3 years)
Note: Source citation: Great Depression Wikipedia
Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 5 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 6 years)
Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 16 years)
Note: An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. Poster: 'Chinese Must Go'.
Note: Source citation: Chinese Exclusion Act Wikipedia
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 18 years)
Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 18 years)
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 22 years)
Note: Source citation: Republic of China Wikipedia
Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 18 years)
Note: Source citation: World War Two Wikipedia
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 22 years)
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 22 years)
Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 23 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
World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 14 years)
Note: Source citation: Attack on Pearl Harbor Wikipedia
Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
Chinese American Events
Internment of Japanese Americans
from February 19, 1942 to March 20, 1946 (aged 19 years)
Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 26 years)
Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 26 years)
Note: Source citation: Korean War Wikipedia
35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 34 years)
36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 36 years)
37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 42 years)
38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 47 years)
American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 48 years)
Note: Source citation: Vietnam_War Wikipedia
Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (0 after death)
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 38 years)
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.
Death
December 19, 1975 (aged 48 years)
Media object
CHENG XiYu 程锡钰 2010
CHENG XiYu 程锡钰 2010