Shu Zhen Li

17 December 1894–28 January 1994 (Age 99)
Guangxi, China

The Life of Shu Zhen

Shu Zhen Li was born on 17 December 1894, in Guangxi, China as the daughter of Li. She married Pei Quan Huang in 1921, in Guangxi, China. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 28 January 1994, in Nanning, Guangxi, China, at the age of 99.

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Pei Quan Huang
Shu Zhen Li
Marriage: 1921
Jin Ying Huang
Cui Zhu Huang

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Guangxi, China


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World Events (7)

1901 · Late Qing Reform

Age 7

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 17

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 27

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

1 Chinese 李: from a character meaning ‘minister’. This was part of the title of Gao Yao , a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu , who became famous as a minister under the model emperors Yao and Shun in the 23rd century bc ; he was the first to introduce laws for the repression of crime. His descendants adopted this part of his title as their surname. The use of this name continued for over a millennium to the twelfth century bc , down to the rule of the last king of the Shang dynasty, the despotic Zhou Xin. Li Zhi, the head of the Li clan at that time, displeased Zhou Xin and was executed, leaving the rest of the clan facing imminent disaster. They fled, and nearly starved to death, surviving only by eating a fruit called mu zi. When the characters for mu and zi are combined, they form the character for plum, pronounced Li. In token of this salvation, the clan changed their name to the current character for li ‘plum’. Li is now the most common surname in China. Among the many famous bearers are Lee Kwan Yew, prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990 ; Lee Teng-hui , president of Taiwan from 1988 ; Li Peng , prime minister of China from 1988 ; and Bruce Lee ( 1941–73 ), movie actor.2 Chinese 黎: from the name of a state of Li (in presentday Shanxi province), which existed during the Shang dynasty ( 1766–1122 bc ). Descendants of the state's rulers adopted the name of the state as their surname.3 Chinese 利: this character for Li is an altered form of 1 above.

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

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