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Shih-hsuen Liu

Shih-hsuen Liu was a Chinese diplomatic official.

Background

  • He was born in Nan-hui, Kiangsu, China in 1868.

  • Education

    • After studying French for 15 years, he was sent to the Chinese Legation at Paris as a student interpreter.

    Career

    • Shih-hsuen Liu was transferred to the Chinese Legation at Petrograd and then to Berlin. He assisted Li Hung-chang in restoring friendly relations with the Powers after the Boxer Uprising in 1900. He worked also as a French secretary to the Imperial Mission to attend the coronation of King Edward VII in 1904, Chinese Minister to France in 1906-1912, vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1913, Minister to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1914-1917, counsellor to the President and member of the Foreign Affairs Commission in 1918, vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1920-1922, vice-president of the diplomatic commission in 1923.

      Mr. Liu married a French wife in 1904 and returned with her to China in 1912.
    Shih-hsuen Liu
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    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1904
      French secretary, the Imperial Mission to attend the coronation of King Edward VII
    • 1906 - 1912
      Chinese Minister to France
      France
    • 1913
      vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
      China
    • 1914 - 1917
      Minister to Rio de Janeiro
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • 1918
      counsellor to the President
      China
    • 1920 - 1922
      vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
      China
    • 1923
      vice-president of the diplomatic commission
      China