Chuan Liang studied in Japan and graduated from the commercial college at Tokyo.
He worked as a vice Minister of Communications in 1916. April-July 1917 he was director-general of the Kirin-Huining Railway and managing director of the Kirin-Changchun Kailway in 1919. Mr. Chu was a Vice-Minister of Communications and concurrently Director General of Government Railways in 1920 and for a time he also functioned as Minister of Communications. Chuan Liang was re-appointed acting Minister of Communications, and concurrently director-general of the Kirin-Huining Railway, 1922.