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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Tian Chaoming papers
    Dates: 1981-2001
    Collection Number: 2012C48
    Creator: Tian, Chaoming, 1918-2010.
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2.0 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, and photographs, relating to political dissent and advocacy of democracy and human rights in Taiwan. Includes correspondence with political prisoners and photographs of political demonstrations.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Chinese

    Administrative Information

    Access

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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tian Chaoming papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012.

    Accruals

    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Tian was a Japanese-educated physician known for his efforts in promoting Taiwan's democracy, human rights, and political independence. An eyewitness to the bloody incident of February 1947, when the Chinese Nationalist government violently suppressed an antigovernment uprising in Taiwan, as well as to the ensuing martial law of Taiwan under the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Tian never was at ease with authority. A lone dissident in the face of Kuomintang authoritarian rule in Taiwan, he became one of the pioneers in the Democratic Progressive Party, the ruling party of Taiwan between 2000 and 2008.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Included in the collection are Tian's manuscripts, his correspondence with political prisoners, and more than three hundred photographs documenting anti-Kuomintang political movements in the 1980s and the 1990s.

    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.
    Civil rights--Taiwan.
    Dissenters--Taiwan.
    Taiwan--Pictorial works.