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Ng Poon Chew, Litt. D. Figure Lecturer Managing Editor of Chung Sai Yat Po Chinese Daily Paper 809-811 Sacramento Street San Francisco, California Former Consul of the Chinese Republic at San Francisco. TITLES OF LECTURES THE BIRTH OF A NATION. An extremely interesting sketch of the formation of the Chinese Republic. PROBLEMS CONFRONTING CHINA. A clear-cut discussion of the most important questions before the Chinese people. CHRIST OR CONFUCIUS? An impartial discussion of the religious situation in China. Dr. Ng Poon Chew, the Chinese journalist, scholar, statesman and known throughout the country as the Chinese Mark Twain, is not a stranger to the American public; during the last fifteen years he has appeared before all manners of audiences from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and from the Gulf to the Lakes. He has received unanimous endorsements from his hearers wherever he has lectured. He has the faculty of making dry and serious subjects in his discussions interesting and enjoyable through his wit and humor. For many years he has devoted his energy to bring about a better understanding between the American people and the Chinese through the lecture platform and the columns of his paper, and it is not too much to say that his effort in that direction has not been in vain. He has lived in America for more than thirty years and understands the conditions in this country and the thoughts of the American people. He has also studied the conditions and affairs in China from the standpoint of a native as well as from the viewpoint of an outsider. He is therefore competent to discuss questions pertaining to his native country and this, his adopted country, intelligently. Dr. Ng Poon Chew established the first Chinese Daily Paper in the United States, and has justly earned the title of Father of Chinese Journalism in America. He is today the most popular and eloquent Chinese speaker on the American platform. EXTRACT FROM WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA. Ng Poon Chew was born in Sunning, Canton Province, China, placed by parents to prepare for Taoist priesthood, but converted to Christianity in America. Attended schools in California. Published The Chinese Illustrated Weekly News at Los Angeles. Established the first Chinese daily newspaper, the Chung Sai Yat Po, in San Francisco, 1899. Regarded as authority on Chinese Exclusion matters, and matters pertaining to Chinese-American relations. Lecturer. COMMENTS OF THE PRESS A more brilliant speaker has not addressed a Los Angeles audience in many moons than the Chinese gentleman, statesman, scholar and editor—Ng Poon Chew—who appeared before the Friday Morning Club yesterday, and by his wit and wisdom, his eloquence and logic, won round after round of hearty applause, and provoked peals of laughter from the audience of men and women which filled the big auditorium of the clubhouse.— “Times,” Los Angeles, Cal. Ng Poon Chew is a highly educated man, his address was so exceptionally able and his personality so magnetic, strong, manly and sincere, that one carried away a strong respect for and greater confidence in the Chinese people as a nation, because of the admiration and respect that the lecturer commanded for himself and claimed for his countrymen.— “Press,” Santa Barbara, Cal. As a humorist an Oriental Mark Twain has developed in the keenly clever and highly educated person of Ng Poon Chew, Chinese editor and sometime lecturer before all manners of assemblages.— San Francisco “Call.” His address is able and brilliant, full of enthusiasm, full to repletion with wit, and constantly evoking applause.— Alameda, Cal., “Times.” Ng Poon Chew is a perfect master of English, as he is a combination of Oriental courtesy and American enterprise.— Los Angeles, Cal., “Herald.” Ng Poon Chew, Chinese editor, statesman, philosopher and humorist,has risen above all barriers of race, and won the title of the most brilliant Chinaman in America.— “Human Life,” Boston, Mass. In the lecture fields his brilliance, wit, light sarcasm and excellent command of the English language have won deep appreciation among the most cultured audiences.— “Path Finder,” Washington, D. C. Dr. Ng Poon Chew is a gentleman of parts whose enlightened intelligence would reflect credit upon any race that produced him.— “Republic,” St. Louis, Mo. The address was full of shrewd humor and was heard by a crowd that packed the dining room with delight.— “Daily Globe,” St. Louis, Mo. Ng Poon Chew is a fluent speaker and bright and witty in his talk, seeing the humorous side of life, and is a recognized authority upon Oriental subjects.— “Tribune,” Oakland, Cal. The address was full of optimism and was fully punctuated with an irresistible humor, no small fund of which the speaker possesses.— “Mercury,” San Jose, Cal. Mr. Chew is an optimist of the most advanced type. He is a large man physically and a broad man mentally. He has a thorough grasp of the English language, speaking very fluently, and has also grasp of worldly politics, and the factors which make for the building up of the nation.— “Daily,” Victoria, B. C. When not thrilled with the patriotism of the speaker the several hundred members present were in an uproar of laughter at some witty remark, most often a good-humored witticism on some American custom.— “Chronicle,” San Francisco, Cal. Chew has the build, poise and manner of the orator. He is an educated Mongolian and has command of much wit, humor and evictive.— “Tribune,” Oakland, Cal. That eloquence is peculiar to no race or class was the discovery of audiences that listened to Ng Poon Chew, new China's World Citizen yesterday.— “Daily Journal,” Portland, Ore. Mr. Chew is one of the best educated and most fluent English speaking men of his race in America.— “Herald,” Albany, Ore. Mr. Chew is an eloquent speaker in the English language.— “Tribune,” Tacoma, Wash. He is a natural orator, wit and story teller.— “Spokesman Review,” Spokane. Ng Poon Chew proved himself a master of the English language, a professor of the rarest gems of both the American and English people.— “News,” Modesto, Cal. This scholarly and highly cultured gentleman, bubbling over with patriotism and enthusiasm for his new Republican, made his hearers applaud time and ag his oratory and flowery bursts of eloquence, the like of which we never heard before from any of our own spellbinders.— Oakdale, Cal., “Graphic.” And because of what he said, his impassioned plea and his wit, humor and pointed allusions, gave what many of the club members think the best address in the history of the institution.— “Examiner,” S. F. Dr. Ng Poon Chew is an orator of no mean ability, his use of English is masterful; but above all praise-worthy was his well-organized thought-compelling presentation of the problems now confronting the Chinese Republic.— “Daily Palo Alto,” Stanford University, Cal. Logic, inspiration, education and humor characterized the wonderful address of Dr. Ng Poon Chew last evening, and which was one of the most remarkable ever delivered before an Idaho audience.— “Statesman,” Boise, Idaho. Masterly magnetism and logical argument, bristling with Oriental wit, which, by the way, is keen wit, bubbled forth from the mouth of Ng Poon Chew, the Chinese statesman, orator and editor yesterday afternoon and held spellbound a group of men, women and children with his vivid word-picture of China's unmaking and recasting during the last few hunderd years.— La Grande, Ore., “Observer.” Eloquence, wit and sarcasm play moving parts throughout the address of Dr. Chew, with a force never before heard here in the oratory of a foreign visitor. He rose to a lofty flight of patriotic sentiment. Then he convulsed the audience by injecting some familiar American expression, at intervals a little slang, and gave a humorous turn to the sentence as a final twist.— “Journal,” Portland, Ore. Employing the logic of a Webster, the eloquence and appeal of a Henry, and the finesse of a Bryan, Ng Poon Chew, Chinese editor and statesman, prominent leader of the Orientals both in China and America, gave an eloquent discourse to an enthusiastic audience which comfortably filled the auditorium of the Normal School last night.— “Reville,” Bellingham, Wash. Ng Poon Chew, the Chinese patriot and statesman, was the feature of the second day of the Nebraska Epworth Assembly, and in a speech intermingled with pathos, humor, eloquent flights of oratory and striking epigrams, he held an audience of 3,000 people at the auditorium in rapt attention for an hour and a half.— “Journal,” Lincoln, Neb. Ng Poon Chew is a gifted speaker, endowed with an extraordinary amount of wit, and his presentation of the Chinese question of the day was at once interesting, entertaining and instructive.— “The Chautauquan,” Chautauqua Lake, N. Y. Dr. Ng Poon Chew is declared by those who have heard him lecture to be the most entertaining speaker, that California has at the present time on the public platform.— “Courier,” Oxnard, Cal. If Dr. Ng Poon Chew were an American born citizen, speaking in his native tongue, he would be considered a wonder, far ahead of the average speaker; but when one stops to consider that he is a Chinaman, born and reared in China, whose native language is as dissimilar to ours as a language could be, is entirely beyond belief that he should have acquired such a thorough knowledge of the English language, and be able to express deep thoughts so beautifully and eloquently.— “Ojai,” Nordhoff, Cal. No more brilliant speaker has ever appeared in this city. From every standpoint, Dr. Ng Poon Chew delivered the finest lecture ever heard here.— “Free Press,” Ventura, Cal. Dr. Ng Poon Chew is a splendid speaker, and handled his subject in a masterful manner, his keen wit and kindly humor holding the undivided attention of his large audience.— Citizen, Berea, Ky. With an eloquence not given to many Americans, Ng Poon Chew told of his people, their weaknesses and their power.— “Times,” Erie, Pa. Throughout his address Dr. Ng Poon Chew displayed broad learning, accuracy of English in expression of meaning, and a strongly kindled enthusiasm in the cause of liberty.— “Daily News,” Greensboro. N. C. Ng Poon Chew is a forceful speaker, his English is perfect and he presents his subject in a clear and concise manner.— “News,” Indianapolis, Ind. Figure PERSONAL ENDORSEMENTS. Ng Poon Chew is a marvel of brilliancy, ready wit and the prophet of the youngest republic in the world.—Rev. J. R. Macartney, Bellingham, Wash. Ng Poon Chew was one of the strongest speakers on the program at the World's Second Christian Citizenship Conference, and held the audience of 10,000 people spellbound with his masterful address.—Rev. D. H. Leech, Albany, Ore. The wonders revealed in such a man as Ng Poon Chew is an ample justification of Paul's utterance on Mars Hill that God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the face of the earth.—J. D. Flenner, Boise, Idaho. Ng Poon Chew, Chinese orator and lecturer, talked nearly two hours to one of the largest and most attentive audiences ever brought together by the Civic Club or other organization in this city. His address was interesting, intelligent and humorous throughout.—W. E. Zimmerman, Secretary, Civic League, Kalispell, Mont. Our people were delighted with the lecture of Ng Poon Chew, and at the close of his address the audience could not be restrained from giving him a unanimous vote of endorsement.—Dr. C. M. Wilson, Orathe, Kan. Ng Poon Chew came and all who heard him are delighted and have been radiating his greatness.—Margaret C. Telfar, Teacher of Public Schools, Kenosha, Wis. Ng Poon Chew spoke one hour and fifty minutes, and he was greatly appreciated by the people here. He is certainly a great man.—Rev. H. G. Foster, Sparta, Ill. Ng Poon Chew has come and gone. He has made a favorable impression here that all who heard him will not soon forget Ng Poon Chew.—A. K. Wylie, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Ng Poon Chew was with us last night and we enjoyed his lecture very much. He was highly entertaining and interesting.—Rev. Judson Arrick, Hamilton, Ohio. Dr. Ng Poon Chew gave us a splendid lecture last night and the people were well satisfied.—Rev. E. E. Young, Wooster, Ohio. Dr. Ng Poon Chew's lecture fully met our highest expectation. We had the largest audience of the season in our high school auditorium.—W. M. Henderson, Supervising Principal, High School, Waynesburg, Pa. Dr. Ng Poon Chew delighted a packed house here and we are already laying plans to have him back with us at some future date.—Rev. Thomas B. Terhune, D. D., Huntington, Ind. Dr. Ng Poon Chew made a decided hit in Berea. I have not heard so many commendations for a public address in Berea for any other speaker as I have heard for Dr. Chew. He is a fine speaker. The professors, students and townspeople alike unite in speaking his praise. His delightful personality won for him friends in the social circle.—Benson H. Roberts, Berea College, Berea, Ky. Ng Poon Chew is the Chinaman you should all hear.—Dr. Isaac Taylor Headland. As a popular lecturer, Ng Poon Chew is a great success. Our people were delighted with him.—L. O. Jones, Manager Nebaska Epworth Assembly, Lincoln, Neb.
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