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give the names of most of the hest known men in the country. Persons familiar with China, upon glancing through this book Others will say, "Why is so-and-so will say, "How did he get in?" not included in a book of this kind?" We answer, both of these questions by saying that we have done the best we could, knowing that there may be names in the book which might have been omitted and that there are many persons in China whose names should have been included. Practically all of these pictures and biographies have appeared originally in the pages of the China Weekly Review during the We have tried to bring them all up to date, but past eight years. this has constituted a serious problem in view of the frequent internal political changes which always play havoc with biographical The civil war of September, 1924, forced the revision of sketches. many of the biographies and delayed for several months the
publication of this volume. "How did the publishers of the China Weekly Review question is a sketches?" This biographical obtain these which many will ask and a reply is in order: First, most of those in official life were obtained from records in Peking and in this connection we desire to acknowledge the services of Messrs. ...

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in China" does not contain the biographiesThis **Who's Who
Republic of China, but it does attemptof all of the best men in the
of the hest known men in the country.give the names of mostto
upon glancing through this bookPersons familiar with China,
Others will say, "Why is so-and-so"How did he get in?"will say,
We answer, both of thesein a book of this kind?"not included
we could, knowingsaying that we have done the bestquestions by
might have beenbe names in the book whichthat there may
whose namesthat there are many persons in Chinaomitted and
should have been included.
of these pictures and biographies have appearedPractically all
of the China Weekly Review during theoriginally in the pages
tried to bring them all up to date, butpast eight years. We have
problem in view of the frequentthis has constituted a serious
play havoc with biographicalinternal political changes which always
forced the revision ofThe civil war of September, 1924,sketches.
months theof the biographies and delayed for severalmany
of this volume.publication
"How did the publishers of the China Weekly Review
biographical sketches?" This is a questionobtain these
and reply is in order: First, most of thosewhich many will ask a
from records in Peking and in thisin official life were obtained
acknowledge the services of Messrs. H. K.connection we desire to
of Peking and Tientsin. ThenTong and William Stephen Wong
in the pages of the Chinaabout two years ago we advertised
recommend the names ofReview asking our readers toWeekly
shouldpersons in various parts of the country whose biographies
included in a book of this kind. This brought in a considerablebe
especially men who had achieved reputation in businessnumber,
professions.and the
Then about a year ago, owing to the attention which has been
their place in moderndevoted to the Returned Students and
include the namesChinese Society, it was suggested that we
Tsing Hua College ofand biographies of the alumni of
Peking, otherwise the names and information regarding the
Chinese men and women who have studied in the United States
through the school in Peking which was established as a result of
the lirst remission of the American share of the China Boxer
Indemnity. This list was compiled by Mr. C. T. Tsai, Alumni
Secretary through of Dr. Y. Tsao, President of thethe courtesy S.
institution.
We invite suggestions for further improvement of thisthe
book, biograph-especially corrections which should be made in the
ical sketches the names ofappearing in this volume, as well as
persons which should be included in the next edition.
M. C. Powell, EiHtor
The China Weekly Review
Shanghai, June 1925.1,WHO'S WHO IN CHINAWHO'S WHO IN CHINA
conference in Peking in 1914. Mr. An represented the Metropolitan
General Chamber of Commerce and was subsequently elected general secretary
of the Association's Peking office. Since the establishment of the
Directorate General of the Metropolitan Municipal Affairs, after the establishment
of the Republic, Mr. An served as a member of the committee on
he held the position of vice-presidentMunicipal Affairs. In 1914 of the
Panama Exhibition Commission in Peking. In February 1918 Mr. An was
president of the Metropolitan General Chamber of Commerce andelected
in August 1918 he was elected a member of the Shun-Chih (Metropolitan
and Chihli) Provincial Assembly. In December 1918 he played an important
for the Promotion of Internal Peace,part in the association being
Chiefin-Charge of the General Affairs Department. In May 1919 when public
Anfu party developed intosentiment against the pro-Japanese a
nationwide boycott of Japanese goods, Mr. An acted as leader of the industrial
and commercial interests participating. In 1922 he represented the
MeCustoms Tarifftropolitan District at the Revision Conference in Shanghai.
The Pao Hua silver enamel ware invented by Mr. An has largely supplanted
Japanese cloisonne in Peking. At present Japanese cloisonne has pratically
disappeared from the Peking market. There are now in Peking a large
number ot Silver Enamel Ware factories most which werePoa Hua of
founded by the inventor himself. President Feng Kuo-chang conferred
upon Mr. An the Fifth Order of Chiaho in May 1919; President Hsu
Shihchang. the Fourth Order of Chiaho in January 1920 and the Third Orderof Chiaho in February 1922; and President Li Yuan-hung, the Second
of in March 1923. Besides, Mr. An has received the Class
of the Ministry of Finance which he has helped to tide oVer manyMedal
financial crises in Peking. He also has received the Second Class Medal of
the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce to which department he has
been an Advisor for several years; and that of the Second Class Medal of
the Ministry of Justice to which he has rendered assistance in the
improvement of industrial establishments in connection with the Peking
penGeneral Chamberitentiaries. Mr. An held the presidency of the Metropolitan
of Commerce for a time, being relieved in 1924.
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