New Finding Aids for Collections about China and Taiwan Posted Online

Friday, May 8, 2009
 

Finding aids to the China and Taiwan collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

J. Arthur Duff papers, 1906–96
Duff, a Canadian businessman living in China, worked for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) as an agent in China during World War II. His papers relate to missionaries in China, political and social conditions in China before and during World War II, and American intelligence operations in China during World War II.

Rikugun records, 1944–46
These checklists, surveys, maps, and other records relate to buildings and cultural properties in China that were seized by the Japanese Imperial Army. The records were created by the headquarters of the Post-War Demobilization of the Japanese Armies Dispatched to China at the end of World War II.

Lei Zhen papers, 1960–77
The democratic reform movement in Taiwan is the topic of these memoirs, correspondence, and other writings. Zhen, a politician in Taiwan, was convicted of treason and wrote much of this material in prison.

Zhang Shuqi papers, 1931–88
The papers of this Chinese artist concern Chinese art and Chinese-American cultural relations, particularly during World War II. In addition to correspondence, diaries, drawings, and other records of the artist, the papers of his wife, Helen Fong Chang, are included.