CHENG Gum Ting, 18721947 (aged 75 years)

Name
/CHENG/ Gum Ting
Given names
Gum Ting
Surname
CHENG
Birth 1872

19th President of the United States
Rutherford B Hayes
March 4, 1877 (aged 5 years)

Birth of a brotherCHENG Bou Ting
January 30, 1879 (aged 7 years)

Birth of a sisterCHENG
1879 (aged 7 years)

20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 9 years)

21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 9 years)

22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 13 years)

Birth of a brotherCHENG Gin Ting
September 18, 1885 (aged 13 years)

23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 17 years)

Birth of a brotherHarry Jang Lowe
October 1892 (aged 20 years)
24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 21 years)

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 23 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.

Birth of a brotherCHENG Mou Ting
May 9, 1895 (aged 23 years)

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

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 29 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 29 years)

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 37 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 40 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
1906 San Francisco earthquake
April 18, 1906 (aged 34 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.

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 41 years)

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 46 years)

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Note: China's [contribution to World War One](https://bacgg.org/index.php/resources/#ww1 )
Death of a fatherCHENG Sei Kou
1919 (aged 47 years)

Death of a motherFANG Shi
1921 (aged 49 years)

29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 49 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 51 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 57 years)

Death of a brotherCHENG Gin Ting
February 24, 1930 (aged 58 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 58 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 58 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 60 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 61 years)

World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 69 years)

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Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
Death of a sisterCHENG
1942 (aged 70 years)

Death of a brotherCHENG Mou Ting
May 24, 1943 (aged 71 years)

Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 71 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'.

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 73 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 73 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.

Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 73 years)

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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 77 years)

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Note: This represented the defeat and withdrawal of the Kuomintang to Taiwan by Mao Zedong
China Government/Dynasties
Republic of China
from 1912 to 1949 (aged 77 years)

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Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 78 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 74 years)

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Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
Death 1947 (aged 75 years)

Family with parents
father
Generation 21-23
世球
18431919
Birth: 1843Dai Pong Tou, Guangdong, China
Death: 1919
mother
Marriage Marriage
Marriage Marriage
elder sister
7 years
elder sister
5 years
himself
7 years
younger brother
11 months
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
21-23
雲间
18851930
Birth: September 18, 1885
Death: February 24, 1930
7 years
younger brother
Harry Jang Lowe
靄廷
18921972
Birth: October 1892大龐頭, Zhongshan, Guangdong, CHN
Death: May 1972Berkeley, CA, USA
3 years
younger brother
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