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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. Tang Shaoyi opposed, on constitutional grounds, Sun's taking of the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1859
Place of birth
Xiangshan County, Guangdong
Profession
Politician

Education

Institution From To
Columbia University

Death

Date of death
1938
Cause of death
Assassination
Place of death
Shanghai

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