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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yung wing, 1828- (search)
e last provision scores of young men were sent to the United States, and, under the charge of an educational commission with headquarters at Yung wing. Hartford, Conn., were prepared by a thorough course of study to take their places as The Chinese College at Hartford, Conn. wise and intelligent rulers among the government officials of their country-an enterprise which has since been discontinued. Yung Wing was made assistant minister of China to Washington in 1878. He married Miss Mary Kellogg, of Hartford, Conn., and this act meeting with much disfavor in China led to his recall. He did not dare take his wife and two children with him, and finding himself officially ignored, he returned to Hartford, where he remained till the Chino-Japanese War, when he was ordered to return to China. He was appointed one of the Chinese peace commissioners, but the Japanese commissioners declined to recognize him on account of his rank, and a first-rank nobleman, Chang Ten Hoon, was appo