Lianxiu Xiu

4 April 1909–27 May 1996 (Age 87)

The Life of Lianxiu

Lianxiu Xiu was born on 4 April 1909, in China. She died on 27 May 1996, in her hometown, at the age of 87.

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Shulian Lu
Lianxiu Xiu

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World Events (3)


Age 2

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 12

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.

Age 36

Civil War begins. Nationalists versus Communists.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 牛: this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin ( 1154–1123 bc ).2 Chinese 钮: a second character pronounced Niu came into use as a surname during the Eastern Jin dynasty ( 317–420 ad ) in Jiangsu province south of the Yangtze river.3 Tongan: unexplained.

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

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