Vivian Ernest Chang China England

Biography of Vivian Ernest Chang

Vivian Ernest Chang, Matriculation Slip 1887
Vivian Ernest Chang, Matriculation Slip 1887

Vivian Ernest Chang graduated MB CM from the University in 1895, making him the first Chinese graduate of the University.

He was born at Shanghai, son of S Tingfan Chang, the Secretary of the Chinese Legation in London.

Chang received his early education at Allesley Park College, Warwickshire, before enrolling at the University in the summer session of 1887 to study Medicine. Chang studied over the course of eight years at the University, from 1887-1892, and the summer session of 1894.

In 1895 Chang moved to London to practise medicine, becoming a naturalised British citizen in 1898. He later moved to Leeds, Yorkshire, where he lived with his wife Louise and their four daughters. In addition to running a medical practice in Leeds, Chang served as Member of the Executive Committee of the Leeds Division of the British Medical Association. He died in 1930.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • British Medical Directory 1904, 1914

Archival Materials

  • R3/1/1 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.II 1881-1915
  • R8/5/7/10 Matriculation Slips 1887 Summer A - Z


  • Additional information provided by Barclay Price


Vivian Ernest Chang
Born 4 June 1866.
Died 1930.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1895; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: First Chinese graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1895
Record last updated: 4th Jul 2017

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China China, Shanghai
Place of Birth

England England, Leeds
Place of Death

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