Dec 24, 2022
Capturing Voices Jane Kwok, Wu Ming Ting / Lisa Clayson
The story of Jane Kwok
Chinese name Wu Ming Ting.
Born Shanghai 1928
She is 94 years old.
Formby Podcast interviewed at her home in Crosby November 2022.
Jane was one of 6 children, girls and boys, born and raised in Shanghai during a time of massive cultural change and unrest in China.
Educated in speaking 5 different languages - regional dialects from China, Mandarin, Cantonese, English and French, Lucy got a job working with China National Aviation Corporation as an air hostess. During her travels with the job she met her husband and moved to the UK living in Crosby. Working, caring for family, bringing up 4 girls.
China was ruled one family during the Qing Dynasty from 1643 - 1912.
In 1900, China’s glory days were behind her. China was a nation in decline. In 1900, China was heavily controlled by foreign nations who tended to dominate the ports such as Shanghai. China was ruled by the Qing family, though the family is better known as the Manchu’s.
1912 - 1949 Chinese Repub…