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After receiving his early education at a Mission School in Canton,<ref name=Andrews /> Yung studied at [[Yale College]] to become, in 1854, the first-known Chinese student to graduate from an [[United States|American]] university. He was a member and librarian of [[Brothers in Unity]], a prominent Yale student literary society. His time at Yale was sponsored by [[Samuel Robbins Brown]] (1810–1880).<ref name="nrhpinv_ny">{{cite web|url=http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=889|title=National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sand Beach Church| date= January 1975|accessdate=2009-11-10 |author=Cornelia E. Brooke|publisher=[[New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation]]}}</ref> In 1851, at the end of his freshman year, Wing wrote to Albert Booth, a fellow alumnus of Munson Academy and "old Yale, where you have the satisfaction + honor to have gone through." Wing asked for Booth's help in acquiring study materials and stated, "Now you know probably the many disadvantages in which I labor aside from these additional studies."<ref>[http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.1081 Ravi D. Goel Collection on Yale (RU 1081)]. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. (Accession 2008-A-176. Yale letters and memorabilia, Box 1, Folder 10)</ref> He was a member of the Phi chapter of the [[Delta Kappa Epsilon]] fraternity.
 
After finishing his studies, Yung returned to [[Qing Dynasty]] China and worked with western missionaries as an interpreter. He was thought perhaps the first Chinese person to almost entirely master the English language.<ref name=Andrews>{{cite book|last=Andrews|first=Stephen Pearl|title=Discoveries in Chinese|url=https://archive.org/details/cu31924023353471|date=1854|place= New York|page=[https://archive.org/details/cu31924023353471/page/n20 17]}}</ref>
 
==Republican activism==