ZHOU Li Wei, 1851

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Name
/ZHOU /Li Wei
Type of name
拼音 pinyin
Given names
Li Wei
Surname
ZHOU
Name
/周/立微
Given names
立微
Surname
Type of name
字 Zi
Name
/周/道本
Type of name
名 milk
Given names
道本
Surname
Name
/周/日生
Type of name
號 Hao
Given names
日生
Surname
Birth
between 1851 and 1860
Marriage
Chinese Conflicts
Taiping Rebellion
from December 1850 to August 1864 (aged 13 years)
Note: Source citation: Taiping Rebellion Wikipedia
Note: The bloodiest civil war in history with upwards to 70 million killed, between the Qing empire and a theocratic Christian based society. The Qing had to seek help from France and the United Kingdom. This weakened the central Qing government and saw the rise of warlords.
Event
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Six Companies)
after 1851 (aged 0)
Note: Many reasons for these Associations to exist 1. insurance 2. protection 3. companionship 4. ancestor veneration
14th President of the United States
Franklin Pierce
March 4, 1853 (aged 2 years)
Chinese Conflicts
Punti–Hakka Clan Wars
1855 (aged 4 years)
Note: Source citation: Hakka Punti Clan Wars Wikipedia
Chinese Conflicts
Red Turban Rebellion
from 1854 to 1856 (aged 5 years)
Note: Source citation: Red Turban Rebellions Wikipedia
15th President of the United States
James Buchanan
March 4, 1857 (aged 6 years)
Chinese Conflicts
Second Opium War
from October 8, 1856 to October 24, 1860 (aged 9 years)
Note: The contestants were the Qing empire against a consortium of American and European powers. Again the Qing were defeated and lost port cities to the control of the western powers.
Note: Source citation: Second Opium War Wikipedia
16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1861 (aged 10 years)
17th President of the United States
Andrew Johnson
April 15, 1865 (aged 14 years)
18th President of the United States
Ulysses S Grant
March 4, 1869 (aged 18 years)
Event
First transcontinental railroad
from 1863 to May 10, 1869 (aged 18 years)
19th President of the United States
Rutherford B Hayes
March 4, 1877 (aged 26 years)
20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 30 years)
21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 30 years)
Death of a paternal grandfather
about 1882 (aged 31 years)
22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 34 years)
23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 38 years)
Death of a paternal grandmother
about 1891 (aged 40 years)
24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 42 years)
Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 44 years)
Note: Source citation: First Sino Japanese War Wikipedia
Note: 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 son
about 1897 (aged 46 years)
25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 46 years)
Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 50 years)
Note: Source citation: Boxer Rebellion Wikipedia
Note: 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 50 years)
China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 61 years)
Note: Source citation: Qing Dynasty Wikipedia
Note: 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 55 years)
Note: 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 58 years)
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 62 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 70 years)
Marriage of a son
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 72 years)
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 78 years)
Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 79 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.
Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 67 years)
Note: Source citation: World War One Wikipedia
Birth of a grandson
Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 79 years)
Note: Source citation: Great Depression Wikipedia
Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 81 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 82 years)
Birth of a grandson
August 4, 1937 (aged 86 years)
Birth of a grandson
Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 92 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 94 years)
Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 94 years)
Note: Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, after subjugating Manchukuo.
Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 98 years)
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 98 years)
Note: Source citation: Republic of China Wikipedia
China Government/Dynasties
People's Republic of China
1949 (aged 98 years)
Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 99 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 90 years)
Note: Source citation: Attack on Pearl Harbor Wikipedia
Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 94 years)
Note: Source citation: World War Two Wikipedia
Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese American Events
Internment of Japanese Americans
from February 19, 1942 to March 20, 1946 (aged 95 years)
Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
Death of a son
1948 (aged 97 years)
Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 102 years)
Note: Source citation: Korean War Wikipedia
Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 125 years)
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
Death of a mother
Death
yes
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage Marriage
himself
brother
brother
Family with
himself
wife
Marriage Marriage
son
son
son
Benjamin Joe Sr
官彬
18971948
Birth: about 1897
Death: 1948
son
Media object
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Digitized biography section in Zhou Zupu LTW for Zhou Li Wei. (Proper names in parenthesis)

十七世祖名(道本)字(立徽)號(日生)-(尚賢)公長子也 生於咸豐庚申十年九月初七日未時-終於 娶(劉氏)-生於咸豐庚申十年-終於 生四子長幼璃次早亡三(官彬)四(官林)