Chan Ching Yau: The first Chinese undergraduate at the University of Bristol
‘In passing’, a colleague in our Library Special Collections recently wrote in an email to me, ‘I saw the attached entry in the ‘Register of Undergraduates’. ‘Passing’ being relative, he appended the file reference number and all the details: Chan Ching Yau, of 3170 Great Western Road, Shanghai (date of birth: 21 August 1897; matriculated: 27 November 1916). Mr Yau’s entry was no 1,027. ‘I wonder what happened to him?’, he signed off, provocatively.