He graduated from Cornell University, U.S.A., with Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1908. In 1911 Mr. Feng obtained his Master of Science degree, his thesis being "A Study of the American Cotton Plant with Special Reference to its Introduction into China".
After graduation, Feng Ching-kuei served as an expert in the bureau of plant industry of the United States Department of Agriculture and concurrently chief of the Chinese section of the Library of Congress from 1911 to 1912. In the latter capacity, he wrote "Classification of Chinese Literature" a report to the library. Upon returning to China, Mr. Feng was appointed professor of biology and English at the Beijing (Peking) Government University and concurrently lecturer at the Government Agricultural College and lecturer on biology at the Government Geological Institute around 1913 to 1918.
Since 1916 Mr. Feng worked as an expert in the bureau of cotton investigation, Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce of the Beijing (Peking) Government. In 1918 he was appointed Chinese Government Commissioner to the United States to study cotton conditions. He went from U.S.A. to Paris to serve as a technical expert to the Chinese Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
Feng Ching-kuei toured France, Germany and England from 1921 till 1923. In 1922 he became a counsellor to the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Feng was appointed secretary to the directorate-general of the railway guards of the Ministry of Communications in 1925.