1889, from Chinese tong.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for tung
“China is importing 50 million tons of corn from America this year,” notes Tung.
Over time, Tung notes, “consumption will become the main driver in the economy, like in other countries.”
President Tung claims that there is no connection between it and the state.The Image and the Likeness
John Scott Campbell
Tung Fel was engaged with brush and ink when Yang Hu entered.The Wallet of Kai Lung
Tung was greatly astonished, and borrowed the others sword to examine it, returning it after carefully wiping the blade.
This was followed by other sounds of beating and a continued groaning, in a voice which Tung knew to be his fathers.
After that we got out in the country and marched till my pack gained a hundred an fifty pounds an my tung was lyin on my chest."Same old Bill, eh Mable!"