2018.033.003 The Family Journey of General Wen Ying Hsing

Harriet Tung, the grand daughter of Lt. General Ying Hsing Wen, discusses life of her grandfather life and his lasting legacy. Lt. Gen. Ying Tsing Wen (b. 1887), MOCA 2018 Legacy Awards Gala honoree, enriched the U.S. China relationship as a critical time given what seemed to be irreparable damage caused by the Boxer Rebellion. After becoming the first Asian graduate of West Point Military Academy in 1909, he returned to China and served in military and civilian positions in the Republican government. His life in the U.S. began representing China as a cadet at West point but his experience there undoubtedly shaped his outlook as he did his part to change China from a feudal to modern country.

0:00 - Immigration journey to the US (Hong Kong, Costa Rica, US), Life in Monterey, CA, Father’s transition to a mechanical engineer, Grandfather’s history, living in Washington Dc with her grandfather, homelife at her grandfather’s home. 移民美国的旅途(香港、哥斯达黎加共和国、美国),在加利福尼亚州蒙特雷的时光,父亲转行为机械工程师,祖父的历史,与祖父同居于华盛顿哥伦比亚特区,在祖父家中的居家生活

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12:32 - Childhood entertainment, knowledge of her grandfather’s history as a child, grandfather’s adherence to his Chinese culture, Grandfather’s thoughts on living and working in Washington DC. 儿时娱乐,儿时对祖父过去的了解,祖父对他中华文化的坚持,祖父对定居就业于华盛顿哥伦比亚特区的想法

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19:50 - Her father working at the Army language school, her grandfather’s relationship with West point classmates, Grandfather’s stature, Her brother’s relationship with their grandfather. 父亲就职于国防语言学院,祖父与西点军校同学间的关系,祖父的身材,兄弟与祖父间的关系

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28:50 - Her recollections of her grandfather’s journey to the US, Grandfather’s experience at West Point, Grandfather’s values, Recollections of her interactions with her Grandfather. 他关于祖父旅美的回忆,祖父在西点军校的经验,祖父的价值观,与祖父互动的点点滴滴

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40:39 - Values imparted by her grandfather, Wen Travel award at West Point, What her grandfather may think about his legacy, life lessons from her grandfather. 祖父赋予的价值观,西点军校的温氏旅行奖,祖父可能会如何看待自己的传奇,祖父的人生启示

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49:52 - How other’s should view her grandfather’s legacy, Thoughts on her grandfather being buried at the West Point cemetery, Thoughts about being honored by MOCA, Grandfather’s contribution to US – China relations. 他人如何看待祖父的传奇,对祖父被安葬于西点军校公墓的想法,对被美国华人博物馆表扬的想法,祖父对中美关系的贡献

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