Yang Seu Nam




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Yang Seu Nam (1862-1884) was a native of Guangdong Province and a member of the third detachment of the CEM.[1] He prepared at the Williston Seminary and Phillips Academy in Andover before matriculating at MIT in 1880. While at MIT, he lived together with Sik Yau Foke and Tyng Se Chung at 370 Columbus Avenue in Boston. After returning to China, he entered the Fuzhou Naval School. Yang was killed in action, with two other MIT classmates, during the "Battle of Pagoda Anchorage," serving aboard the Chinese flagship Yangwu. [2]




[2] Kwong Yung Chung, Sik Yau Foke and Yang Seu Nam. 

Sources: MIT Chinese Students Directory: For the Past Fifty Years, 1931; Class of '84 MIT: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Book, 1909; the Technology Review; The Tech; the MIT Course Catalogue; MIT's Reports to the President; Who's Who of American Returned Students (You Mei tongxue lu), Beijing: Tsinghua College, 1917; CEM Connections; Thomas La Fargue, China's First Hundred. Pullman: State College of Washington, 1942; The Thomas La Fargue Digital Collection (Washington State University Libraries), and Phillips Academy Archives & Special Collections.