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also known as Soong Tsung-faung


Chun-fang Sung was a Chinese banker.


He was born in Wuhsing, Chekiang, China.


Mr. Sung received the degree of Hsiu-Tsai under the Manchu regime at 13. Then he studied English at St. John's University in Shanghai, China and later studied social and political science at Geneva University in Switzerland, graduating with Master of Arts degree.


Chun-fang Sung worked as a lecturer on modern languages at St. John's University in 1916-1917, professor of French at Tsinghua College in Peking, China in 1918, professor of French literature in the Peking Government University in 1918-1920.

Then he travelled to Europe to study postwar social conditions and literary tendencies in 1920 and there he also served as secretary of the Chinese Delegation to the Peace Conference at Paris, secretary of the Ministry of Finance in 1922-1923, co-director of the loans-department of the same Ministry, vice-chairman of the tariff investigation commission.

After that Mr. Sung was a director of the Research Department of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank. He was also an author of "Parcourant le Monde en Flammes", "La Literature Chinoise Contemporaine" and "Dramatic Essays" and for a time, he also served as editor of several papers in Geneva and China.