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Wan-sheung Lun Edit Profile

also known as Lun Yun-hsiang

Engineer

Mr. Lun Wan-sheung was a Chinese chief-engineer who worked for Guangzhou Municipality and contributed to the developing of the city's infrastructure.

Background

Mr. Lun Wan-sheung, chief engineer of the Canton Municipality, was born at Canton (Guangzhou) in 1884.

Education

Mr. Lun went to the United Kingdom for nine years and studied at the Victoria University in Edinburgh where he graduated in 1914 after undergoing the full course of engineering. After graduation he was for more than three years in the various departments of the Edinburgh Municipality. At the same time he studied the police and the detective system of the United Kingdom in the Police force of Edinburgh and Soctland Yard - the most famous detective office in the world.

Career

In 1916 when Mr. Lun returned to China and joined the Public Works Department as engineer to the commissioner of Police of Kwangtung (Guangdong).

In 1917 as soon as the Canton (Guangzhou) Municipality was established Mr. Lun became the engineer-in-chief of this office. In March, 1920 he was also made engineer-in-chief of the Military Roads Bureau of Kwangtung of which the Military Governor is the Director general. Since Mr. Lun took up his position in the Canton Municipality he pulled down about seven miles of the city walls and constructed more than sixteen miles of modern roads of the various width from 80 to 150 feet. He also opened several gardens and modern markets. He was also developing his second plan of reform work which involves more than thirty miles of modern roads.

Achievements

  • Since Mr. Lun took up his position in the Canton Municipality he pulled down about seven miles of the city walls and constructed more than sixteen miles of modern roads of the various width from 80 to 150 feet. He also opened several gardens and modern markets.