Tjong Yong Hian: Legacy of a Great Leader


Edited by Rebecca Chandra
2011. Budiharjo Chandra and Family
Softcover, 25.1cm x 18.2cm, 118 pages
80+ black/white and colour photographs

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Product Description

As a youth, Tjong Yong Hian dreamt of becoming one of China’s noble gentry. Although he could not afford to sit for the Imperial Exams, he managed to achieve that aspiration. Through hard work and determination, he acquired immence wealth contributed generously to the society and was eventually appointed deputy minister by the Qing government. He followed his dreams, lived his life admirably and will remain a role model for future generations. This book explores the extraordinary life, struggles and legacy of Tjong Yong Hian, one of , if not the most successful business entrepreneur and philanthropist in Medan, Indonesia in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Table of Contents

Part One
The Early Years
The Business Empire: Plantations, Real Estate, Banking and Shipping
Contributions to the Medan Community
Contributions to Penang
Contributions to China
Awards and Titles
Home and Family
The Passing of Tjong Yong Hian
Tjong Yao Hian
Part Two
The Next Generation: Chang Pu Ching
His Career
As Consul (1916-1926) and Consul General (1926-1929)
Contributions to Culture and Education
Virtuous Bridge: In Memory of Tjong Yong Hian

Additional Information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 25.1 x 18.2 x 1.1 cm