Yu Ying Chen

1898–1978 (Age 80)
Shaanxi, China

The Life of Yu Ying

When Yu Ying Chen was born in 1898, in Shaanxi, China, her father, Great Grandpa Chen, was 28 and her mother, Great Grandma Chen, was 26. She had at least 1 daughter with Grandpa Chen. She died in 1978, at the age of 80.

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Yu Ying Chen
Shu Lan Chen

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World Events (7)

1901 · Late Qing Reform

Age 3

The Late Qing Reform, also referred to as the era of "New Policies," involved a series of changes to education, economy, military, politics, and cultural norms of the time. The goal of these reforms was to help the Qing Dynasty maintain power after having been subject to several invasions.  The Administration Office was established in April of 1901 to help manage the execution of these reforms. The effectiveness of these reforms was debated, with many believing that the laws served more as a demonstration.

Age 13

Chinese Revolution. Yuan Shih-k'ai is recalled from retirement to take command of army to put down the revolution. He negotiates with the revolutionaries, with the hope of being instituted as the head of a new government, but is disappointed when Sun Yat-sen is appointed president of the new republic.
1921 · Founding of the Communist Party of China

Age 23

The CPC, Communist Party of China, was founded on July 23, 1921. It was the founding political party of the People's Republic of China, and remains the only governing party within mainland China to this day (although there are eight other subordinated parties that are permitted by the government). Founders of the CPC included Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu.

Name Meaning

Chinese 陈: from name of the region of Chen (in present-day Henan province). After overthrowing the Shang dynasty and becoming the first king of the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc , Wu Wang searched for a descendant of the great ancient emperors to guard their memory and offer sacrifices, to help retain the ‘Mandate of Heaven’, which was considered essential to remain in power. He found Gui Man, a descendant of the model emperor Shun ( 2257–2205 bc ), and granted him the region of Chen, along with the title Marquis of Chen and one of his daughters in marriage. Gui Man was posthumously named Chen Hugong, and his descendants came to adopt the surname Chen.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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