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also known as Li Chung-tao


Lee Herbert Chung-tao was a Chinese well-educated lawyer and correspondent.


Mr. Lee was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, on April 29, 1900.


Lee Herbert Chung-tao graduated from the middle school of Nanyang College in 1918, after which he went to Japan to study Japanese language and literature for one year. Then he studied law at the Comparative Law School of China from 1920 to 1924. Mr. Lee went to America and entered the University of Michigan, from which he received his Master of Laws degree in 1925. In 1926 Lee Herbert Chung-tao studied political science and economics in Michigan until he entered Northwestern University, Chicago. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern in 1927, his thesis being on "The Progress and Present Condition of Codification and Law Reform in China".


Mr. Lee returned to China in 1927 and for one term was instructor and proctor at the Zhejiang Provincial Middle School No. 4 at Ningbo. He resigned this position to engage in law practice in Shanghai. Lee Herbert Chung-tao was correspondent in China for the International Student, organ of the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association.


  • Lee Herbert Chung-tao made a successful career of a lawyer in China.


  • thesis

    • The Progress and Present Condition of Codification and Law Reform in China


  • Phi Tau Phi Society , China