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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Huang Jie diaries
    Dates: 1952-1983
    Collection Number: 2012C1
    Creator: Huang, Jie, 1902-1995
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Relates to political conditions and military policy in Taiwan.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Chinese

    Administrative Information


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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Huang Jie diaries, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Huange Jie served was a general in the Chinese nationalist army, governor of Taiwan Province, 1962-1969, and minister of defense, 1969-1972.
    Huang Jie was born in Changsha, Hunan Province. In 1924, he entered the Whampoa Military Academy, becoming one of Chiang Kai-shek's best students and then most trusted military subordinate, participating in the Northern Expedition (1926-28), the Chinese civil war of 1930, the great war between China and Japan (1933), the Sino-Japanese war (1937-45), and the Burma Campaign (1945).
    In the summer of 1949, as the Chinese Nationalist Party (the Kuomintang) was on the verge of collapse on the mainland, Huang Jie led thirty thousand Nationalist Chinese Army soldiers in retreat from Hunan Province into Vietnam via Southwest China. After entering Vietnam, they were interned by the French authorities and later stationed at Phu Quoc Island. The army moved to Taiwan in June 1953.
    Huang Jie was appointed to several crucial military positions after moving to Taiwan, including garrison commander of Taipei (1953-54), commander in chief of the Nationalist Ground Forces (1954-57), presidential chief of staff (1957-58), and Taiwan garrison commander (1958-62). Huang was governor of Taiwan Province from 1962 to 1969 and minister of defense from 1969 to 1972. He died in Taipei in 1995 at the age of ninety-three.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These personal diaries provide a rare glimpse into the inner politics of modern Taiwan. They cover the years 1952 to 1956, 1958, 1967 to 1971, and 1973 to 1983.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Taiwan--Politics and government.