Dear Brothers and Sisters, Uncles and
Thanks to Joyce Chan and my visiting with many of
you around the world, I am sending you a first grand hello to all Cheng's in the
new compiled list.
The surname 鄭
encompasses the many romaniced versions of Cheng, Chang,
Zheng, Jang, Chiang, Jung, Tay and some Chen (like me) and Chang.
Irrespective of the romanized version, we are all related by
Enclosed please find 2 photos of our ancestor, the
first Cheng 鄭 with his son and
grandson. Our great grand father ancestor of all Zhengs was the son of the
Late Zhou Dynasty Emperor and given the title of King to rule the region of
ZhengQuo in modern times Zhengzhou. He was also son on the maternal side
to the 11th descendant of the Yellow Emperor. We
are priviledged to be descendants of a King who had 2 royal lines, paternal and
There are only 12 million Zheng's in the world, not
that many compared to 1.8 Billion chinese. So we think of quality not
quantity. Nevertheless, we owe it to ourselves to work closer together as
a worldwide family and help each other financially, professionally, morally,
socially and emotionally.
There is a family success code left by our dynastic
ancestors which describes knowledge, behavior, treatment toward our family and
others, and even penalties for improper behavior.
In order to compile a larger database of all
Cheng's in the world, please let me know any contact information for their email
and name or phone number.
There is a world reunion of Zheng in Taiwan and
then in November in our ancestral home in Henan Province (Zhengzhou
Eva Chen in Panama can you kindly compile emails
from Francisco Jr and the others.
Fernando Chang me mandas email de Patricia, Lili y
Nati y tus hijos tambien son Chang.
With Warmest Regards,
Basilio Chen (Cheng/Zheng)