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R. Y. Lo (Lo Yun-yen)

Dr. R. Y. Lo was a governor of Kiangsi who also used to occupy a lot of other positions such as editor of the Chinese Christian Advocate and the Young Peoples Friend, editor of many periodicals both foreign and Chinese, vice-chairman of the China Christian Literature Council, lecturer in the comparative Law School of Soochow University and etc.

Background

  • Dr. R. Y. Lo was born at Kiukiang, Kiangsi Province in 1890. He entered the William Nast College at Kiukiang in 1901 and graduated from it in 1907. While still a student he began teaching he was teacher of the Kiukiang First Government School and also of the Wen Hua School from 1906 to 1907.

  • Education

    • Dr. R. Y. Lo entered the William Nast College at Kiukiang in 1901 and graduated from it in 1907. While still a student he began teaching: he was teacher of the Kiukiang First Government School and also of the Wen Hua School from 1906 to 1907. From 1907 to 1909 he was teaching in the Teh Hua, Kiuk- kiang.

      Dr. Lo went to America in September 1909. He studied Liberal Arts in the Baldwin-Wallace College of Berea, Ohio and graduated from it in 1911. In June 1911 he won a first prize in an oratorical contest. He received the degree of B. A. that year. He was president of the Goethe Society during 1910-1911. From 1911 to 1914 Dr. Lo was at Syracuse University studying Economics and Political Science. He was taking a law course during 1914 at the University of Michigan. He received the degree of M. A. in 1912 and that of Ph. D. in 1914, the subject of his doctor’s disseration being “The Social Teaching of Confucious”. While in America in one summer vacation Dr. Lo made a lecture tour to the Northern States of America.

    Career

    • After his return to China in September 1914, Dr. Lo took the chair of Sociology and Economics in William Nast College. His name became known to the government authorities and he was offered an advisorship in the Bureau of Foreign Affairs to the governor of Kiangsi, which post he accepted and held for several years.

      In 1920 the Methodist Episcopal Church in China sent him to Shanghai as editor of the Chinese Christian Advocate and the Young Peoples Friend.

      Moreover, Dr. Lo was general editor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, vice-chairman of the China Christian Literature Council, lecturer in the comparative Law School of Soochow University and a member of the Chinese Recorder’s editorial board.

    Major achievements

    • Dr. Lo was author of several books and a contributor to many periodicals both foreign and Chinese. He also travelled quite extensively, giving speeches to conferences and institutes and as one of the Commission chairmen he attained high success in the preparation of the report of “Commission IV” of the National Christian Conference which took place in the Shanghai Town Hall In May 1922.
    R. Y. Lo
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    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1901 - 1907
      William Nast College
      Kiukiang, Jiangxi, China
    • 1909 - 1911
      Baldwin-Wallace College of Berea
      Berea, Ohio, United States of America
    • 1911 - 1914
      Syracuse University
      Syracuse, New York, United States of America
    • 1914 - 1920
      Chairman of Sociology and Economics, William Nast College
      Kiukiang, Jiangxi, China