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Yan Phou Lee 李恩富

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发表于 11-18-2021 14:01:58 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Mark Alden Branch '86, Neither Here Nor There. In 1873, 12-year-old Yan Phou Lee left China for the US. He stayed for 54 years. But he never found a home. Yale Alumni Magazine, May/June 2021.
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5324-yan-phou-lee

My comment:
(a)
(i) All along, I bring something to your attention, not because I approve of them, but because they might be worthy of your attention. Changing anybody's mind is not my job.
(ii) When reading this article, do not forget to turn to, at the top of this article, image 2, which consists of genealogy -- very helpful information in comprehending the relationship.
(iii) The cover of the magazine is made up of Yan Phou Lee in Image 2, together with
"Between
worlds

In 1873, 12-year-old
Yan Phou Lee left
China for the US.
He stayed for 54
years. But he never
found a home." (no quotation marks in the cover)


(b) Oddly, that issue selected a seemingly unimportant and definitely unheard-of Chinee man as the cover story. So I read about it (kind of long) and put it here.

(c) "His [he = Richard Lee '60, '64MD] father, Louis Lee '27, had a secret. As far as Richard and his sister Penny knew, the Lees were white people. (Their mother was 'as Irish as Paddy's pig,' Penny says.) But now, Louis told Richard that his grandfather, who had left the [Lee] family more than 30 years earlier and was presumed dead, was a man from China named Yan Phou Lee. * * * (His [Yan Phou Lee's] name is romanized as Li Enfu 李恩富 [there is no Wiki page for him in English or Chinese] in the modern Pinyin system; we are using the version of his name he used personally and professionally throughout his life in America—with surname last.)"
(i)
(A) "Richard Lee '60, '64MD"
means he graduated from Yale College (undergraduate college of Yale University) in 1960 and from Yale medical school in 1964. See Yale College
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_College
(1701- ; "Although other Yale schools were founded as early as 1810, all of Yale was officially known as Yale College until 1887, when its schools were confederated and the institution was renamed Yale University")
(B) In both  image 2 and in the text:
Gilbert Nelson Jerome '10S
Louis Emerson Lee '27S

The S identifies both as graduates of "Yale's Sheffield Scientific School." See Sheffield Scientific School
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Scientific_School  (1847-1956; for instruction in science and engineering while Yale College was for liberal arts without science)
(ii) Correspondingly, Harvard College is the undergraduate college of Harvard University.

The History of Harvard. Harvard University, undated
https://www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-history/
("1607: John Harvard [was baptized in] London/
1635: John Harvard received his M.A. from Cambridge University, England.
1636: First College in American colonies founded. The 'Great and General Court of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England' approves £400 for the establishment of “a schoale or colledge” later to be called “Harvard.”
1637: The Great and General Court orders the 'colledge [sic]' established one year earlier to be located at Newetowne (renamed 'Cambrige' in 1638).
1638: John Harvard [a clergyman who died in 1638 of tuberculosis and was buried in Charlestown, today a neighborhood of City of Boston] wills his library (400 books) and half his estate to the College.
1639: In recognition of John Harvard's bequest, the Great and General Court orders 'that the colledge agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg shalbee called Harvard Colledge.
* * *
1780: The Massachusetts Constitution went into effect and officially recognized Harvard as a university. The first medical instruction given to Harvard students in 1781 and the founding of the Medical School in 1782 made it a university in fact as well as name"_

• To this date, Massachusetts (state) legislature is officially "General Court."
• Harvard college's first name was simply "College," until 1639.
• Today's City of Cambridge, Mass, was founded (and settled; by puritans) in 1630 as "the newe towne." (all lower case)  en.wikipedia.org for "Cambridge, Massachusetts."
• Today's City of Boston was settled by Puritans in 1625 as "Trimountaine."

History of Boston
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Boston  
("The peninsula on which the Puritans settled was barren in those days and made up of three major hills: Copps Hill ([in today's Boston neighborhood:] the North End), Fort Hill (the Financial District), and Trimountaine (Beacon Hill). The later hill - 'Trimountaine,' was the highest, with its name deriving from its three separate peaks")

In 1630, the place was renamed Boston (after Boston, Lincolnshire) and incorporated.
(iii) Yale is the THIRD oldest higher education institution in US, after Harvard and College of Williams and Mary (1693- ; in Williamsburg, Virginia; presently public university)
(iv)
(A) Paddy's pig (n; "Early 20th century; earliest use found in Stevens Point Daily Journal"): "derogatory US   the epitome of Irishness; especially in 'as Irish as Paddy's pig' "
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/paddy's_pig

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevens_Point,_Wisconsin
(B) Paddy (given name)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_(given_name)
(C) Irish as Paddy's Pig!  VCReporter.com (Ventura County Reporter, based in Ventura, Calif), Mar 16, 2011
https://vcreporter.com/2011/03/irish-as-a-paddys-pig/
("In the 1870s, the British press began dehumanizing the Irish as drunken monkeys, the “Paddy” monster and pigs wearing green bowler hats. The American press, in response to the huge wave of Irish immigration, also began printing insulting images of the Irish in Harper’s Weekly and the Puck.   'You're as Irish as Paddy's pig.' Whoa! Pigs became an icon of the Irish around 1840. The British press used the image of the Irish as pigs to portray them as agricultural, rustic, as well as having an indifference to filth and squalor. The Irish were caricatured as pigs incapable of learning to spell or do tricks and wearing muzzles in an attempt to tame them to British rule. The Irish were portrayed in the press as peasants who wore shabby clothing and carried a clay pipe. They were lazy, drunk and resistant to authority. 'Paddy' was the generic term given to this character")

If one were harmonize (c)(iv)(A) and (C), he might imagine that while the English depicted image of pigs, Americans coined the term of Paddy's pig.

(d) "Yung Wing, Class of 1854, was taught by Yale-trained missionaries in Macau and Hong Kong before traveling to Massachusetts at age 18 to study at a prep school called Monson Academy. He went on to Yale and became the first Chinese student to graduate from any North American university. Yung (Róng Hóng in Pinyin)"

Yung Wing  容闳
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yung_Wing  
(1828 (Guangdong) – 1912 (Hartford, Connecticut); Spouse  Mary Kellogg)

  
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