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Tao Baichuan Papers
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Description
Writings, correspondences, personal diaries, photographs relating to politics and government, democracy movement in Taiwan in 20th century.
Background
Born in 1901 in an ancient city, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, Mr. Baichuan Tao graduated with dual degrees in literature and law from the University of Law, Shanghai. In 1934, he went to Harvard University to study law and politics. Following his return to China he published several dozen books on law, political system and international politics that introduced new ideas and significantly contributed to the evolution of China’s own political institutions. Additionally, Mr. Tao served on various positions in the government and Kuomintang (the Nationalist Party). Mr. Tao was widely respected and served four consecutive terms on the National Council prior to the National Government selecting him as a member of the Council during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). At the Council, he also served as a representative of the Nationalist Party in consultation with leaders of other parties and political groups. Mr. Tao’s meritorious service at the National Council won recognition at the highest authority levels of the Nationalist Party. As a result, he was appointed Chief of The Central Weekly Magazine of the Nationalist Propaganda Department - he was later promoted to be Chief of the Central Daily News [the Nationalist Party’s opinion organization] and executive officer of the Youth Corps of the Three Principles of the People [a major branch of the Nationalist Party].
Extent
9.166 Linear Feet 13-inch boxes(3 boxes are stacked horizontally) 9-inch boxes(2 boxes are stacked horizontally) Papers, correspondences, photos, CDs, etc.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head of the East Asia Library.
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Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Library for assistance