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Henry K. Chang (Chang Chien)

Chang Henry K. was a Chinese diplomat who worked in different countries around the world.


  • Mr. Chang was born in Hsinhui, Kwangtung in 1888.

  • Education

    • Chang Henry K. studied in Europe in the period from 1900 to 1903. Between 1903 and 1904 he went to America and studied at De Lancey School, Philadelphia. In 1905 he was graduated from Washington High School and since 1906 studied at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In 1909 Chang Henry K. graduated from the law school of the University of Pennsylvania with Bachelor f Laws degree. Then he returned to China in 1909 and passed the Government examinations and received the degree of Chu Jen (Master of Arts) the same year.


    • Chang Henry K. was honorary secretary of the Chinese Legation, Washington, D.C., from 1910 to 1913. In 1910 he became a chief secretary to the Chinese Educational Mission to the United States. The following year (1911) he was appointed special attache to the Chinese Mission to Mexico. Chang Henry K. returned to China in 1914 and was associated with various business and banking institutions in Tientsin.

      Mr. Chang was an adviser to the Provincial Government of Chihli in 1925, in 1927 he was appointed deputy councillor of the Ministry of Finance. In 1929 he was elected councillor of the British Municipal Council of Tientsin and at the same year he was appointed Consul General at San Francisco.

      He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Chile in 1933. Besides, he was a member of various Masonic and Scottish Rites Bodies and of Islam Temple, member of the Manhattan Club, Army and Navy Club, Lawyers' Club and Lotus Club.

    Major achievements

    • Chang Henry K. received Honorary Doctor Degree from the University of Southern California, 1930.


    • Islam Temple

    • Manhattan Club

    • Army and Navy Club

    • Lawyers' Club

    • Lotus Club

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    • 1909
      University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    • 1900 - 1903
    • 1903 - 1904
      De Lancey School
    • 1904 - 1905
      Washington High School
    • 1906
      Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    • 1910 - 1913
      secretary, Chinese Legation
      Washington, D.C., United States
    • 1910
      chief secretary, Chinese Educational Mission to the United States
    • 1911
      special attache, Chinese Mission to Mexico
    • 1925
      adviser, Provincial Government of Chihli
    • 1927
      deputy councillor, Ministry of Finance
    • 1929
      Consul General
      San Francisco
    • 1929
      councillor, British Municipal Council of Tientsin
    • 1933
      Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
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