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Fu-shao Kuang Edit Profile

also known as Fong Foo Sec

Editor

Kuang Fu-shao was a Chinese editor, professor of English and writer.

Background

Mr. Kuang was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China, in 1869.

Education

At age of 13, Kuang Fu-shao went to America with other villagers who were employed as railway laborers and got a job in Sacramento at G.$1 a week on the recommendation of an uncle. He studied at night school in order to learn English. Mr. Kuang was aided by a Chinese Christian pastor and became a Christian.

Mr. Kuang entered Pomona College in Pomona, where he did his high school and freshman college work from 1897 to 1902. He studied at the University of California between 1902 and 1905 and received a Bachelor of Letters degree. He studied English and education at Columbia University, New York, from 1905 till 1906, and received his Master of Arts and Master of Engeneering degrees.

Kuang Fu-shao went to Peking in 1907 and passed the examinations for his Chin Shih '(Doctor of Literature) degree.

Pomona College conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws in 1922, he being the third person in the history of the school to receive this degree.

Career

Mr. Kuang joined the Salvation Army and went to San Francisco to become an active worker in 1889-1897. On the recommendation of the Chinese Minister in Washington, Liang Chen-tung, he was appointed professor of English in the College of Foreign Languages and Provincial College in Canton in 1906 and held this position one year. Kuang Fu-shao went to Peking in 1907. He was appointed to a position in the Ministry of Communications, but having no inclination for official life he left in 1908 and became editor-in-chief of the English editorial department of the Commercial Press, which position he held until January, 1929, when he retired.

Kuang Fu-shao was for several years chairman of the National Committee of the Y.M.C.A. of China and held the following positions: member of the management committee of the Institution for Chinese Blind, chairman of the Shanghai Chinese Y.M.C.A., member of the field board of Shandong Christian University. He was an honorary president of Nanyang Commercial Academy. He was the first vice-chairman of the National Child Welfare Association.

Achievements

  • His chief contribution to educational development in China has been the raising of the standard of English books printed by the Commercial Press.

Membership

  • member of the executive committee

    Church of Christ , China

  • Rotary Club

    president

    Rotary Club , China

  • member of the executive committee

    China Christian Educational Association , China

  • member of the board of directors

    Pan-Pacific Association , China