Register of the Chinese subject collection, 1918-2011

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Title: Chinese Subject Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1918-2011
Collection Number: XX745
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English, Chinese, and French.
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box, 3 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders, 19 phonorecords, 1 phonotape cassette, 10 microfilm reels. (7.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Reports, memoranda, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, bulletins, messages, appeals, questionnaires, press releases, maps, silk embroidered portraits, memorabilia, and phonorecords, relating to political, social, and economic conditions in China, especially during the period of the Civil War, and to the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 1989.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chinese subject collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Art objects, Chinese.
China--History--20th century.
China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
China--History--Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989.

Box 1-4

SUBJECT FILE, 1912-1989

Scope and Contents note

Maps, printed matter, correspondence, pertaining to Chinese history, arranged chronologically and then by subject
Box 1



Maps, depicting sections of Szechwan and Hopeh provinces. Includes a table of place names in Szechwan Province. In Chinese n.d.,


Miscellany. Intelligence reports, pamphlets, clippings, bulletins, and notes, l922-l952, relating to Japanese intervention in China, and to political, social, and economic conditions in China; and photocopy of a brochure, depicting the Astor Hotel in Tianjin where Herbert Hoover is said to have lived and worked n.d.,




Consortium. Correspondence and memoranda, l9l8-l92l, relating to the formation of a consortium of American, British, French, and Japanese banking groups to conduct commercial activities in China

Box 2

Manchukuo. Typescript memoir of the granddaughter of Tsien Wei-hsia, the prime minister of Manchukuo, ca. 1946

Box 1

Miscellany. Photocopy of a brochure of hotel Astor in Tianjin, China, n.d.

Box 4



Sino-Japanese Conflict. Pamphlet, relating to atrocities committed by the Japanese Army in Shanghai 1937,

Box 1

World War II


Pro-Allied Chinese propaganda material, 1944

Box 2

Four national anthems and one "international" song circulated by the Communists in Yenan, In Chinese 1944.



Box 3

General. Issue of China Press, 17 June 1946


Civil war

Box 2

Reports, l944-l947, relating to economic reconstruction and cooperative movements in the border region area of China under communist control


Directives, agreements, and press releases, l946-l947, relating to U.S. efforts to mediate between Nationalist and Communist forces. Includes communist Chinese press releases. In English and Chinese

Box 3





Issues of China Connection, 1987-1989

Box 4

Program and menu relating to the state visit of Chou En-lai to Burma, 1956


Culture. Pamphlet, relating to the gradual disappearance of free creative writing in communist China ca. 1957,


Economy. Pamphlet, issued by the Communist Party and relating to the role of Chinese workers in the industrialization of China 1952,


Government. Pamphlet, relating to the bureaucracy in communist China ca. 1957,

Box 3

Nationalists. Purported translation of a forged special friendship pact between the Chinese People's Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, first circulated among pro-Nationalist groups in Hong Kong in February 1950


Tiananmen Square massacre, June 1989

Box 4

General. Booklets, 1989, relating to the ten-year reform movement and the massacre of June 1989

Box 3

Appeals and questionnaires prepared by Amnesty International


Electronic bulletin board messages


Transcript of a taped personal account

Box 3

MEMORABILIA, n.d.-1950

Box 3

Portfolio of Buddhist silk embroidered portraits, dating from the Chien-lung period of the Ch'ing dynasty (1736-1795)


Two Nationalist Chinese flags, ca. 1949-1950



Scope and Contents note

19 phonorecords, 1949-1953, relating to Chinese revolutionary history (in Chinese), and 10 microfilm reels of documents pertaining to Chinese student workers in France, 1920-1940 (mainly in French)
Sound recordings cabinet

Phonorecords, Pertaining to mutual aid teams, policy towards marriage reforms, Sino-Soviet friendship, Mao Tse-tung and Lu Hsun. In Chinese 1949-1953.


1-2: Wang Kwei and Li Hsiang-Hsiang (dancing drama song)


3-5: Huai Hai Battle Suite (popular song)


6 :We Workers Have Strength (popular song)


6: The East is Red (North Shensi folk song)


7: Praise to Leader Mao Tse-tung (North Shensi folk song)


7: Support to Pla (North Shensi folk song)


8: Glory to the Whole Family (Northeastern folk song)


9: Learning of a Couple (popular song)


9: Celebrate a Liberated New Year (popular song)


Wang Hsiu-Luan (dancing drama song) 10-11:


12: Sweeping Wind and Peach Blossom Shop, Apricot Village (Kansu and Yunnan folk song)


12: Shepherd's Song (Chingai folk song)


13: Heroes Conquest Ta Tu River (fold song)


14: Five Flowers Blooming (Northeastern folk song)


14: Youth Join the Army (Northeastern folk song)


15: Song of (popular song) July 1


15: Challenge of Production (popular song)


16: Old Wang Ma Demands Peace (popular song)


17: The New Moon Hangs in the Sky (Kangtin folk song)


17: Shepherd Girl (popular song)


18: Song of Miaos (folk song from Miaos)


18: Sun Shines Red to Pomegranate (folk song from Miaos)


19: Song of Erh Lang Shan (popular song)

Microfilm 1-10

10 microfilm reels of documents pertaining to Chinese- student workers in France, Mainly in French. 1920-1940.

Mixed materials case, Box: 5-11


Scope and Contents note

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