Inventory to the Chang Kia-ngau Papers

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Title: Chang Kia-ngau papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1981
Collection Number: 74058
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 1 envelope, 4 panels of calligraphy (31.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Diaries, letters, writings, reports, financial records, instructions, statistics, and printed matter, relating to financial and economic conditions in China, economic conditions in Manchuria at the end of World War II, Chinese-Soviet negotiations for the return of Manchuria to Chinese control, and daily commodity prices of Chinese products, 1950-1957. Includes some materials collected from Japanese organizations, calligraphy by Liang Ch'i-ch'ao, and letters by Chiang Kai-shek. Part of collection also available on microfilm (11 reels).
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Chang, Kia-ngau, 1889-1979

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Preferred Citation

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Related Materials

Last Chance in Manchuria: The Diary of Chang Kia-ngau, Edited by Donald G. Gillin and Ramon H. Myers, translated by Dolores Zen. Hoover Institution Press, 1989.

Biographical Note

1888 Born, outside of Shanghai, China
1910 Editor-in-chief of the Official Gazette published by the Ministry of Communications
1913 Began his banking career as assistant manager of the Bank of China in Shanghai
1913-1935 Contributed to the development of modern practices in private banking in China, fending off government control of the Bank of China
1935 Accepted the position of Minister of Railways
1935-1943 During the Sino-Japanese war, Chang served as Minister of Communications, accompanying the central government from Nanking to Chungking
1935-1943 Minister of Transportation
1947-1948 President, Central Bank, China
  Held other various positions of importance in the Chinese Nationalist Government

Scope and Content of Collection

Diaries, letters, writings, reports, financial records, instructions, statistics, and printed matter, relating to financial and economic conditions in China, economic conditions in Manchuria at the end of World War II, Chinese-Soviet negotiations for the return of Manchuria to Chinese control, and daily commodity prices of Chinese products, 1950-1957. Includes some materials collected from Japanese organizations, calligraphy by Liang Ch'i-ch'ao, and letters by Chiang Kai-shek. Part of collection also available on microfilm (11 reels).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975.
Liang, Qichao, 1873-1929.
China--Economic conditions.
China--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Finance, Public--China.
Manchuria (China) --History--1945-
Manchuria (China)--Economic conditions.
Prices--China.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--China--Manchuria.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--China.

 

Diaries, 1856-1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes diaries documenting the Japanese invasion of Manchuria
Box/Folder: 28 : 1-5

Ping Shou Chai Diary, 1856-1864

Box/Folder: 15 : 20

Diary, June-Nov 1935

Box/Folder: 15 : 21

Diary, Feb-June 1937

Box/Folder: 15 : 22

Diary, June-Sept 1937

Box/Folder: 15 : 23

Diary, Sept-Dec 1937

Box/Folder: 15 : 24

Diary, May-Oct 1938

Box/Folder: 15 : 25

Diary, Oct 1938-May 1939

Box/Folder: 11 : 8

Dong Bei Jie Shou Jiao She Ri Ji (Diary of Taking Over Northeastern China), 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 16

Diaries and small memorandums, 1963-1981

 

Biographical file, 1934-1979, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 14

Chiang Shih-hsun estate records, 1934

Box/Folder: 27 : 3

Photographs of China Merchandise Committee, 1936

Box/Folder: 21 : 15

Chen Kuang-Pu biographical materials, 1955

Box/Folder: 27 : 15

Newspaper clippings about Chang Kia-Ngau, 1961

Box/Folder: 27 : 19

Personnel records of Chang Kia-Ngau, 1971

Box/Folder: 21 : 2

Last will and testament, 1979

Box/Folder: 15 : 19

Name and address clippings, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes
Box/Folder: 17

Namecards, undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 1

Fortune telling materials, undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 3

Autobiography, undated

 

Correspondence, 1945-1976, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 18

Letters of appointment by Chiang Kai-shek, 1945

Box/Folder: 12 : 1-2

Personal instructions from Chiang kai-shek, 1946

Box/Folder: 23 : 7

Telegrams, 1950-1951

Box/Folder: 21 : 6

Chen Kuang-Pu correspondence, 1957,1961-1962

Box/Folder: 21 : 16

Chen Kuang-Pu correspondence, 1964

Box/Folder: 27 : 1

Travel records and correspondence, 1962

Box/Folder: 27 : 9

Chang chinn-mau letter regarding conditions after World War II, and the decisions of Chiang Kai-Shek, 1966-1976

Box/Folder: 23 : 8

Correspondence and memoranda of meetings with Tian-Yi Xiong, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 12

Sen Bai correspondence regarding Communist party affairs, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 13

Chiang Kai-shek correpondence, undated

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy
Box/Folder: 27 : 2

Chiang Ching-kuo, Kung Ling-kan, Li Kuo-ting, and Yen Chia-kan correspondence, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 7

Chou, Tsao-min introduction materials, undated

 

Speeches and Writings, 1964-1968, undated

Scope and Contents note

See also Reports and financial records and Shanghai Commercial Bank documents
Box/Folder: 27 : 8

"Studies on the Economic History of Modern China," publishing materials, 1964

Box/Folder: 27 : 5

"Devaluation of U.S. Dollar and Britain's Currency" speech, 1968

Box/Folder: 21 : 12

Zhong Guo Yin Hang Yu Huo Bi Chao Xiang Xian Dai Hua (The Modernization of Chinese Currency and Banking), undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 14

Kuang-Pu Xian Sheng Zhuan Ji Gao (drafts for Kuang-Pu's biography), undated

Box/Folder: 23 : 1-2

"Kuang-Pu Chan Biography" drafts, undated

Box/Folder: 24 : 5-7

Kuang-Pu Chan biography, edited draft, undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 8

Incomplete draft on rehabitation after the Anti-Japanese war, undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 9

Draft chapters 9-11 of a book about bank management, undated

Box/Folder: 22 : 2

Hai Guang Wen Xuan (Selected Works of Hai Guang), undated

Box/Folder: 24 : 8

Notebook of economic research, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 17

Miscellaneous study notes, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 21

Epitaph of Zhang Jun Run, undated

 

Reports and financial records, 1876-1962, undated

Scope and Contents note

See also Banking reports
Box/Folder: 27 : 11

Railroads-China records, 1876-1937

Box/Folder: 30

Soy Beans in Manchuria, 1926

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Reports of Mineral Resources, 1937-1941

Box/Folder: 10 : 9; 11 : 1

Wu Nian Kai Fa Ji Hua (Five year Development Plan), 1937-1941

Box/Folder: 7 : 2-3

Business Materials of Man Zhou Guo, 1937-1945

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

Chan Ye Huo Dong Ji Qi Zu Ai (The Progress and the Obstacles of the Industries) reports, 1940

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Industrial production reports, 1940-1045

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

You Ri Man Tie Gong Ye Zi Ben Gou Cheng Suo Jian Zhi Man Zhou Kuang Gong Ye Zhi Dong Xiang (Analysis Report About the Future of Coal Mining Industry in Manchuria Based on the Capital Structure of the Manchurian Railway), 1940-1942

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Ge Gang Xian Zhuang Ping Mian Tu (Plans of All Harbors), 1940-1945

Box/Folder: 11 : 6

1941 Sheng Chan Huo Dong Gai Kuang (Overview of Articles on Industrial Production in 1941), 1941

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Iron and Steel Purchasing reports, 1941

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-2

Gang Wan He Yi Ji Xie Yi Lan Biao (List of Imported Mechanics from the Netherlands), 1942

Box/Folder: 6 : 3-6

Industrial Chemicals Supply report, 1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 6-7

Lao Dong Zi Liao (Labor Distribution in Different Industries), 1942

Box/Folder: 11 : 2

The Status Quo and Future Plans of Heavy Industries in Man Zhou Guo, 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Papers about iron and steel, 1942-1945

Box/Folder: 14 : 13

Asset lists of Soviet pre-occupied infrastrcture, 1943

Scope and Contents note

Oversize documents
Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Gang Tie Yue Bao (Report of Iron and Steel), 1943

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Hua Xue Gong Ye Yao Pin Zhi Xu Gong Ce Ding Biao (Chemical Supply and Demand List), 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Nong Chan Wu Gou Ru Jia Ge Shuo An Yao Ling (Price Index of Crops), 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Nong Ye Jin Rong Diao Cha Bao Gao (Agricultural Finance Survey Report), 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Nong Ye Zi Liao (Agricultural materials), 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Foreign trade reports, 1943-1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Mineral distribution plans, 1943-1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Man Ye Man Tie Ge Xiang Can She Zi Liao (Materials About South Manchurian Industries and Railway), 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Wu Dong Yuan Liao Biao (Raw Material Lists for Steel and Aircraft Manufacturing), 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Zhong Guo Zhi Bi Lun and Dong Bei Jin Rong Zheng Ce (Financial and Currency Policy of Northeast China Drafted by Japanese Government), 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Nong Zuo Wu Chan Liang Diao Cha (A Survey About Crop Yield), 1944-1945

Box/Folder: 26 : 8

Contracts of Major Agreement on Railway in East-Central China, 1945

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Gong Ye Zi Liao (Industrial Materials), 1945

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Man Tie You Guan Wen Jian (Materials About the South Manchurian Railway), 1945

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Man Zhou Zong He Dang Pu Gai Lan (Materials About Pawnshops in Manchuria), 1945

Box/Folder: 14 : 12

Manchuria Corporation files, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Oversize documents
Box/Folder: 26 : 6

List of Soviet Owned Real Estate in Northeastern China, 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

Industrial and Agricultural maps, 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

Railway maps, 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 8 : 5-6

Hua Xue Gong Ye Diao Cha Bao Gao (Survey Reports About Chemical Industries), 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Zhong Yang Jun Zhan Lin Di Qu Nei Nong Chan Wu Jia Ge Tiao Jie (The Adjustment of Primary Goods Price Within the Central Military Occupation), 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Fu Gong Ji Hua (Budget for Rebooting Steel Manufacturing), 1945-1947

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

Dong Bei Cai Zheng (Fiscal Materials of Northeartern China), 1946

Box/Folder: 11 : 7

Dong Bei Ri Ren lai Yi Gong Zuo Bao gao.(The Working Reports of Japanses in North-Eastern China), 1946

Box/Folder: 7 : 4-5; 8 : 1

Fei Tie Jin Shu Bao Gao (Reports of non-iron metal resources), 1946

Box/Folder: 26 : 4

Finance Reports of Southern Manchuria, 1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Healthcare Policies for Northeast China, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Drafted by the Japanese Science Committee
Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Liu Tong Bu Men Wu Jia (Price Policy of Northeast China drafted by Japanese Government), 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Mei Kuang Fu Xing Dui Ce (Rehabitation of Coal Mining Industry) policy files, 1946

Box/Folder: 26 : 3

Negotiation materials for taking over Manchuria from Russia, 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Qing Gong Ye Jian She Yi Jian (Proposals for Light Industry Development in China), 1946

Box/Folder: 27 : 10

Report on Japanese Assets in Manchuria To the President of the United States, 1946

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Reports of Mineral Resources in China, 1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Science and Technology Conception for Northeast China, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Drafted by the Japanese Science Committee
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Sheng Chan Guan Li Ju Di Yi Qi Fu Gong Ji Hua (First Phase of Manufacturing Rebooting), 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

The Rehabilitation of the Textile Industry of the Nine Notheastern Provinces, 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Tie Lu Fu Yuan Ji Hua (The Plan for Railway Rehabilitation), 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Zhi Jiang Ji Zhi Zhi Gong Ye (Paper Industry) reports, 1946

Box/Folder: 26 : 5

Zhong Chang Lu Cha Juan (Railway Construction files), 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Zhong Gong Ye Jian She Yi Jian (Proposals for Heavy Industry Development in China), 1946

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Hui Fu Jing Ji Shi Ye Jin Zhan (Rehabitation of Economics) articles, 1947

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

Jie Shou Ge Shi Ye Dan Wei Fen Lei Biao (List of Institutions Taken Over), 1947

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

Ri Ren Yi Jian Shu (Reconstruction Proposals from Japanese Scientists), 1947

Box/Folder: 26 : 7

Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliances, and Mutual Assistance, 1949

Box/Folder: 26 : 2

Materials About Taking Over Coal Mining Industry in Northeastern China, 1950-1951

Box/Folder: 14 : 7

Household Utility Prices, 1950-1956

Box/Folder: 30

Price statistics of cotton, etamine, and other materials, 1950-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes 16 lists
Box/Folder: 30

Price statistics of food in Shanghai and Beijing, 1950-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes 42 lists
Box/Folder: 29

Statistics of coal, steel, construction materials, and wood in Beijing, Tianjing and Chongqing, 1950-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes 25 lists
Box/Folder: 14 : 10

Agricultural Products Price Lists, 1950-1957

Box/Folder: 14 : 4

Unit Price Lists of Chinese Textiles, 1950-1957

Box/Folder: 21 : 17

Paofoong Insurance Company Materials, 1950-1963

Box/Folder: 14 : 3

Price List of Chinese Medicine, 1951-1954

Box/Folder: 29

Price statistics of Chinese traditional medicine, 1951-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes 6 lists
Box/Folder: 29

Price statistics of construction materials, bricks, wood and cement in Shanghai, 1951-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes 12 lists
Box/Folder: 29

Price statistics of paper, 1951-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes 5 lists
Box/Folder: 15 : 16

Unit Price Lists of Chemicals, Medicine, and Paper, 1951-1955

Box/Folder: 30

Price statistics of general merchandise in Shanghai, 1951-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes 21 lists
Box/Folder: 29

Price statistics of medicine, chemicals and dye in Shanghai, Tianjing, Wuhan, Qingdao, 1951-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes 24 lists
Box/Folder: 14 : 9

Coal and Gas Price lists, 1951-1957

Box/Folder: 14 : 8

Machinery Materials Price lists, 1951-1957

Box/Folder: 14 : 5

Unit Price Lists of chemicals and medicines, 1951-1957

Box/Folder: 14 : 6

Unit Price Lists of steel and building materials, 1951-1957

Box/Folder: 14 : 2

Yearly Price Lists of General Merchandise in Shanghai, Qingdao and Guangzhou, 1951-1957

Box/Folder: 15 : 6-15

General Commodity Quotations in Hong Kong Market, 1951-1963

Box/Folder: 15 : 18

Yearly Paper Quotations, 1952-1955

Box/Folder: 30

Price statistics of cotton, cement, sugar, acid, fertilizer, rice, paper, soda, steel, paper, iron, tobbaco and other materials, 1952-1957

Scope and Contents note

Includes 21 lists
Box/Folder: 24 : 1-3

Materials about Hong Kong Banking and Business Reports of Shanghai Commercial Bank, Hong Kong, 1952-1964

Box/Folder: 27 : 20

Food supply materials, 1956-1961

Box/Folder: 14 : 1

Monthly quotations of general mechandise, 1957

Box/Folder: 21 : 13

Zhong Guo Lu She Jian Shi (The History of China Travel Agency), 1962

Scope and Contents note

Drafts and printed copy
Box/Folder: 27 : 4

An investigation of Chinese governers' overseas bank accounts, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Gang Wan Shi She (Engineering Drawings of Manchuria Harbor Construction), undated

 

Banking reports, 1919-1963

Box/Folder: 15 : 17

Currency Samples, 1919-1929

Box/Folder: 12 : 3-5

Daily Commodity Quotations, March, May, October, and November, 1952

Box/Folder: 12 : 6-12 : 9

Daily Commodity Quotations, Jan-Aug, 1953

Box/Folder: 12 : 10-16

Daily Commodity Quotations, 1954

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-13

Daily Commodity Quotations, 1955

Box/Folder: 13 : 14-25

Daily Commodity Quotations, 1956

Scope and Contents note

November is not included
Box/Folder: 13 : 26-31; 15 : 1-5

Daily Commodity Quotations, 1957

Box/Folder: 10 : 5-6

Dong Bei Wu Jia (Price Index materials), 1946

Box/Folder: 27 : 6

China Finance Analysis Reports, 1941-1949

Box/Folder: 10 : 3-4

Finance Materials, 1946

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Financial materials of Manchurian currency and price index, 1945

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Fiscal and taxation materials, 1945

Box/Folder: 3 : 3-4

Fiscal material of Manchuria, 1944

Box/Folder: 21 : 5

Index of files about Chinese banking and finance from Xu Xiekang, June, 1955

Box/Folder: 21 : 10

Joint Statement made by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Minister of Finance of China for press release, 9 Jul 1937

Box/Folder: 26 : 1

Memorandum of meetings with Malinovsky and general priniples on economic enterprises, 1946

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

National income survey, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 23 : 6

Statement of cash flow, 1948

Box/Folder: 23 : 3

Statements of accounts, 1951-1958, 1963

 

Shanghai Commercial Bank documents, 1915-1967, undated

Box/Folder: 31

Official reports compilations of Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1915-1935

Scope and Contents note

Oversize documents
Box/Folder: 22 : 5-7

Financial reports of Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1932-1943

Box/Folder: 29

Financial reports of Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1936-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes 6 lists
Box/Folder: 27 : 16

A stock certificate of Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1945

Box/Folder: 18-20

Work diaries about transformation of Shanghai Commercial Bank after Anti-Japanese War, 1947-1979

Box/Folder: 21 : 4

Letters with Mr Greenie and Banking materials before Chang's retirement from Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1956

Box/Folder: 21 : 11

Paperwork from Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1957

Box/Folder: 21 : 7

Minutes of a board meeting of Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1960

Box/Folder: 22 : 4

Board Meeting reports of Shanghai Commercial Bank in Taiwan, 1964-1967

Box/Folder: 24 : 4

Annual Report to the share holders of Shanghai Commercial Bank, 1961

Box/Folder: 23 : 4

Notebook of Chinese Fiscal and Currency Policies, undated

 

"History of Shanghai Commercial Bank" documents, 1951-1965

Box/Folder: 22 : 3

"History of Shanghai Commercial Bank" drafts, 1951

Box/Folder: 25 : 7-8

References for "Fiftieth Anniversary of Shanghai Commercial Bank," 1958-1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 1

"Fiftieth Anniversary of Shanghai Commercial Bank," 1965

Box/Folder: 25 : 2

Chapter 1-5 of "Fiftieth Anniversay of Shanghai Commercial Bank," 1965

Box/Folder: 25 : 5

First Draft of "Fiftieth Anniversary of Shanghai Commercial Bank," 1965

Box/Folder: 22 : 1

"Shanghai Bank in 1951," undated

Box/Folder: 22 : 8

"History of Shanghai Commercial Bank" drafts, undated

Box/Folder: 23 : 5

Draft of "History of Shanghai Commercial Bank," undated

Box/Folder: 25 : 6

Materials for "Fiftieth Anniversary of Shanghai Commercial Bank," undated

Box/Folder: 25 : 3-4

Drafts of "History of Shanghai Commercial Bank," undated

 

Photographs

Envelope: A

1 print depicting Kia-ngau Chang

 

Memorabilia

 

4 panels of calligraphy

Memorabilia cabinet

Two late Ch'ing Dynasty teacups