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Lie Kim Hok

Lie Kim Hok (Chinese: 李金福; pinyin: Lǐ Jīnfú; 1 November 1853 – 6 May 1912) was a peranakan Chinese writer active in the Dutch East Indies. Educated in missionary schools, he began working as a teacher by the 1870s, writing several works during this time. After his mentor died in 1885, Lie bought the publishing house and later began work in establishing a new newspaper. After he sold his stake in this work, Lie spent the rest of his life doing various odd jobs while continuing to write. He was recognised during his lifetime for his extensive writing in Low Malay on diverse topics, including Confucianism, linguistics, and fiction.

Early life
Lie was born in Bogor, West Java, to peranakan Chinese parents, Lie Hian Tjouw and his wife Oey Tjiok Nio on 1 November 1853. At the time, the colony's ethnic Chinese population was severely undereducated, unable to enter schools for Europeans or natives. As his parents were financially capable, however, by age ten the younger Lie was enrolled in a missionary school in Cianjur, run by Christiaan Albers; this school had roughly 60 male students, mostly Chinese. One of his classmates at this school was Phoa Keng Hek, who would later work in education with Lie.

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Gender : male

Date of Birth : 1 November 1853

Birth Place : Bogor

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