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Luke Chia-Liu Yuan

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Luke Chia-Liu Yuan (; April 5, 1912 – February 11, 2003) was a Chinese-American physicist. He is the husband of the famous physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, who disproved the conservation of parity. Early life and education Born in Anyang, Henan, Yuan is the grandson of Yuan Shikai, the second president of the Republic of China, via his third Korean concubine Lady Kim. Yuan lived a simple middle class life during the early years, and his father Yuan Kewen was an intellectual who did not agree with his family's ambitions, especially that of his father. He criticized his father's seizure of power from Sun Zhongshan in a poem, “Pity that there are frequent storms up there; It is not wise to climb all the way to the top floor of a mansion.” Yuan Kewen was under house arrest after the years he spent away from Beijing in Tianjin and Shanghai. During this time, the young Luke was raised by his mother in the then-provincial Anyang village in Henan. Yuan would make trips with his mother,
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