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May-dong Sung (Sun Mei-tang) 孫•梅_堂

business man

May-dong Sung was a Chinese business man.

Background

He was born in Ningpo, Chekiang, China (Ningbo, Zhejiang, China) in 1884.

Education

Mr. Sung graduated from the St. John's University Middle School in Shanghai, China.

Career

May-dong Sung entered business first at Hankow and later at Shanghai. He was a manager of the May War Lee Watch and Clock Co., at Shanghai, a director of the Ningpo-Shaoshing Steam Navigation Co. the Shanghai Ningpo Guild and the Ningpo Hospital. Mr. Sung was also a member of the board of directors of the Shanghai Chinese General Chamber of Commerce for several years, general-manager of the Hope Brothers & Co., Shanghai, a philanthropist and founder of schools.

Then he became an anti-opium worker and in 1917, in conjunction with a few friends, purchased one of the largest opium smoking houses in Shanghai and converted it into a commercial museum, destroying the opium smoking paraphernalia by fire before a public audience.

May-dong Sung was awarded two memorial tablets by the President of China.