Tang Shaoyi Politician

Tang shaoyi

Táng Shàoyí (simplified Chinese: 唐绍仪; traditional Chinese: 唐紹儀; pinyin: Táng Shàoyí; Wade–Giles: T'ang Shao-i; Yale: Tong4 Siu6 Yee4; changed to 唐绍怡 to avoid taboo of Puyi's name, later restored; Courtesy Shaochuan 少川) (January 2, 1862 — September 30, 1938), was a Chinese diplomat, politician. He was the father-in-law of Wellington Koo and Lee Seng Gee. He was a native of Xiangshan, Guangdong, studied in the United States on the Chinese Educational Mission, educated at Queen's College, Hong Kong and studied at Columbia University in New York. He was the first president of Shandong University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Tang was a friend of Yuan Shikai; and, during the Xinhai Revolution, negotiated on the latter's behalf in Shanghai with the revolutionaries' Wu Tingfang, ending up with the recognition of Yuan as President of the Republic of China. Widely respected, he became the Republic's first Prime Minister in 1912, but quickly grew disillusioned with Yuan's lack of respect for the rule of law and resigned. He later took part in Sun Yatsen's government in Guangzhou.

Personal details

Date of birth
Date of death
1938 at age of 79
Place of death
Shanghai, China
Cause of death
Places lived
pop. 2,363,322 (2000)


1. Queen's College, Hong Kong School

Queen's College (皇仁書院), initially named The Government Central School (中央書院) in 1862, later renamed as Victoria College (維多利亞書院) in 1889, is a sixth form college for boys with a secondary school attached. It was the first public secondary school founded in Hong Kong by the British colonial government. Queen's College obtained its present name in 1894 and it is now located at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Type State school
120 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Official web page www.qc.edu.hk
Wikipedia article

People attended Queen's College, Hong Kong connected by profession and/or age

b. 1862., Politician
b. 1861., Politician
b. 1954., Politician
b. 1948., Politician
b. 1950., Politician
b. 1931., Politician
b. 1923., Politician

2. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1858., Politician
b. 1862., Politician
b. 1861., Politician
b. 1859., Politician
b. 1950., Politician
b. 1953., Politician
b. 1894., Politician
b. 1924., Politician

Organizations founded

1. Unity Party

Political party

Date funded

March 2nd, 1912


Wikiedia article

The Unity Party was a short-lived political party in the early of the Republican period of China from 1912 to 1913.

Political engagements

Unity Party

Party founded

March 2nd, 1912

Geographic scope





Wikipedia article

For organization description, please check Organizations founded section of page

Other members

born 1874


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