Hsien-chang Wei received college education at St. John's University in 1905-1913, After that he graduated from Philadelphia Textile Academy and from the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance, University of Pennsylvania in 1917.
Mr. Wei had practical training through all departments in the Knox Hat Company Brooklyn, N.Y., USA and Cheater Manufacturing Co., Chester, Pennsylvania in 1918. He worked as a textile engineer at Andersen Meyer & Company in Hankow, China in 1910-21. He was assistant division manager of Nanyang Bros. Tobacco Co. Hankow for Hupeh, Hunan, Kiangsi, Honan and Szechuen from 1921 to 1927. Mr. Wei also worked as a Chinese manager of Property Department, Butterfield and Swire in Hankow from 1927 to 1929. In 1927 he became an adviser to the Hupeh stamp tax bureau and in 1929 he began his career as a vice-dircctor of the Central Mint, Shanghai, China.