CHENG, 18791974 (aged 95 years)

Name
/CHENG/
Surname
CHENG
Birth 1879

Birth of a brotherCHENG Bou Ting
January 30, 1879 (aged 0)

20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 2 years)

21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 2 years)

22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 6 years)

Birth of a brotherCHENG Gin Ting
September 18, 1885 (aged 6 years)

23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 10 years)

Birth of a brotherHarry Jang Lowe
October 1892 (aged 13 years)
24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 14 years)

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 16 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 16 years)

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 18 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 22 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 22 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
1906 San Francisco earthquake
April 18, 1906 (aged 27 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.

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 30 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 34 years)

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 39 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 40 years)

Death of a motherFANG Shi
1921 (aged 42 years)

29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 42 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 44 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 50 years)

Death of a brotherCHENG Gin Ting
February 24, 1930 (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 53 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 54 years)

Death of a sisterCHENG
1942 (aged 63 years)

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'.

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 66 years)

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 62 years)

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Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
Death of a brotherCHENG Mou Ting
May 24, 1943 (aged 64 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 66 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 66 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Death of a brotherCHENG Gum Ting
1947 (aged 68 years)

Death of a sisterCHENG
1948 (aged 69 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 70 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 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 67 years)

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Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 74 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 74 years)

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Death of a brotherCHENG Bou Ting
June 14, 1959 (aged 80 years)

35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 82 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 84 years)

Death of a brotherHarry Jang Lowe
May 1972 (aged 93 years)
American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 96 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.

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 86 years)

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Note: A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry…

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.

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 90 years)

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 95 years)

Death 1974 (aged 95 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
elder brother
7 years
brother
11 months
herself
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