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Inventory of the James Wei diaries
2003C19  
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Description
Relates to political conditions in Taiwan, and to Taiwanese-American relations.
Background
James Wei was a Taiwanese writer. Wei was a native of Chekiang and graduated from Yenching University in Peking. He started his career as a reporter in Tientsin and later in Shanghai. From 1942-1948, he joined the International Department, Ministry of Information; he then became head of the Shanghai Office of the Ministry of Information (later called the Government Information Office). He then settled in Taiwan, where he served as Reuters correspondent for three years, while simultaneously holding the post of deputy director of the Central News Agency. Wei was also one of the founders of the "China News," an English Language newspaper, along with being the publisher when it was first created in 1949. Then from 1954-1965, Wei worked as managing director of the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC). In 1966, he was appointed director general of the Government Information Office before becoming the director of the Central News Agency in 1972, before retiring from the CNA in 1978. He was also national-policy advisor to President Chiang Ching-kuo until he died of a heart attack in October 1982 at the age of 74.
Extent
1 manuscript box, 14 oversize boxes (9.3 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.