Overview of the Tian Chaoming Papers

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Overview of the Tian Chaoming Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2012
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by Elizabeth Phillips.
© 2012 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012.

Accruals

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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.