Mr. Lofei completed his Chinese education at home.
Kwei Lofei entered business after graduation and started a book store at Wuchang and concurrently acted as editor of the Chu Poo - an organ for propagation of revolutionary ideas. When the paper was suppressed by the then Viceroy Chang Chi-tung of Hupeh, he came to Shanghai and interested himself in educational work. He was served as manager of the Shanghai branch of Chang Ming Book Co., and later joined the Wen Ming Press and the Commercial Press in Shanghai, for a time, he was also editor-in-chief of the Educational Review.
After the establishment of the Republic in 1912, he proposed a modern educational system which was submitted to and approved by the then Minister of Education, Tsai Yuan-pei, organised the Chung Hwa Book Co., in Shanghai of which he was the general-manager.