Mr. Yeh graduated from the Lung-meng Normal College, Shanghai. Later he studied at the highest government institutions of learning in Jiangsu where he specialized in literature.
In 1912 Mr. Yeh was appointed a member of the secretariat of the Judicial Yamen at Shanghai. A few months later he became a member of general affairs department of the temporary headquarters of the Civil Governor of Jiangsu. Upon the organization of a district legislature at Shanghai he became its chief secretary.
In April 1913 Mr. Yeh became a secretary of the Senate in Peking. In March 1914 he was appointed by Mandate to be secretary of the office created by Yuan Shih-kai to revise the Provisional Constitution. In April 1915 upon the termination of the work of the Council, he was recommended by Chief , Secretary Ku Ao for the official, rank of magistrate. The recommendation was approved by the government and permission was granted of exempting him from the examination for magistrates.
In August 1915 Mr. Yeh was referred by the Ministry of the Interior to Hubei for appointment. In May of 1916 he was appointed secretary of the Constitution Conference in Peking. One year later, upon the closing of the Constitution Conference, the Civil Governor of Hubei requested that Mr. Yeh be sent to his province to wait for appointment as magistrate. Before the request had been granted Mr. Yeh was ordered by the Ministry of Communications in the autumn of 1917 to be managing director of the Government Telephone Administration in the Chinese City, Shanghai. This post he held for over three years. After then he was transferred to Tsingtau.