Hoover Institution and Fudan University Modern Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents, Releases Two Bilingual Publications

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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Hoover Institution and Fudan University Modern Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents, Releases Two Bilingual Publications
Hoover Institution and Fudan University Modern Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents, Releases Two Bilingual Publications

Modern Chinese history is revealed in two recent publications that introduce the Hoover Institution and Fudan University Modern Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents. The first in the series, Select Telegrams between Chiang Kai-shek and T.V. Soong (Fudan University Press, 2008), contains the telegrams between T. V. Soong and Chiang Kai-shek between 1940 and 1943. The second publication, T. V. Soong: His Life and Times (Fudan University Press, 2008), consists of photographs of T. V. Soong, many taken from his personal family album.

The Hoover Institution Archives is the repository of the diaries of Chiang Kai-shek, China’s Nationalist leader during World War II and the first president of the Republic of China, and his son, Chiang Ching-Kuo, third president of the Republic of China, as well as copies of the vast historical records from the Kuomintang, the dominant political party in China before 1949, when it moved to Taiwan and became the country’s leading political party. T. V. Soong was a leading official in the Chinese Nationalist government from the late 1920s to 1949.

In 2005, the Hoover Institution and Fudan University, a leading university in Shanghai, China, collaborated on the first seminar on the management, collection, and preservation of Chinese materials from the Nationalist period. A second seminar in 2006, “T.V. Soong and Wartime Nationalist China, 1937–1945,” held in Shanghai, allowed scholars from the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China to examine the role of T.V. Soong during World War II.

Books available from Hoover Press.

Wu Jingping, professor in the Department of History, Fudan University, and Tai-Chun Kuo, Hoover research fellow, edited the volumes.

Select Telegrams between Chiang Kai-shek and T. V. Soong
Edited by Wu Jingping and Tai-chun Kuo

ISBN: 978-7-309-05956-4 (paper) $15.00
570 pages March 2008

T. V. Soong: His Life and Times
Edited by Wu Jingping and Tai-chun Kuo

ISBN: 978-7-309-05958-8 (cloth) $30.00
163 pages March 2008