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My Father and I, by Carl C. H. Ma

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My Father and I, by Carl C. H. Ma
This two-page manuscript titled "My Father and I" was written by Carl C. H. Ma about his father, John Ma (Ma Yuehen). The document talks about his trip in October 1992 for a memorial service, sponsored by Tsing Hua University, in remembrance of John Ma's 110th birthday. It also has information about his own life, remembrances of his father, and talks about how his father inspired him.
Ma, Carl C. H.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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Springfield College--International
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Ma, Yuehan, 1883-1966
Ma, Carl C. H.
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
2 Pages
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John Ma (1883-1966) was a pioneer in physical education and modern Chinese sports. He graduated with his BA from St. John’s University in 1911 and, three years later, began teaching physical education at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In 1919, Ma traveled to the United States to earn his BA from Springfield College. He returned to China after graduating the following year and was promoted to director of physical education, a position he held for the next nine years. In 1926, he went on furlough and returned to Springfield College to earn his master’s degree. From 1931 to 1932, Ma was the physical education director at Soochow University, and in 1934 he returned to his old position at Tsinghua College. In 1936, Ma coached the Chinese sports delegation at the 11th Olympic Games. In 1945, he became president of Tsinghua University. Ma taught physical education at Tsinghua University for fifty-two years and once coached their soccer team to victory in the North China Championship.
This was sent and attached with the August 15, 1997 letter from Carl C. H. Ma. See item number rg105-04-b-03-05-004 for original letter.