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  • Conditions of Use
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Custodial History
  • Biographical Note
  • Redactions

  • Title: Chiang Ching-kuo diaries
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1979
    Collection Number: 2007C1
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Chinese
    Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box (11.7 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Photocopies of edited (redacted) and unedited diaries relating to political conditions in China and Taiwan.
    Creator: Chiang, Ching-kuo, 1910-1988
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Conditions of Use

    Before examining the paper copies of the diaries, users must sign an agreement stating that (1) the content of the diaries may not be used, published, broadcast, or redistributed in any form without the written permission of the rights owners; (2) the diaries may not be photocopied nor photographed, so only handwritten notes may be taken; (3) cameras, cell phones, computers, scanners, and other image capture devices, as well as tape recorders and other recording devices, are not allowed while using the diaries; and (4) violations of the agreement may result in forfeiture of the privilege to access materials at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The content of the Chiang Ching-kuo diaries may be protected by copyright, privacy rights, or other rights and interests not owned by the Hoover Institution or Stanford University. The Hoover Institution cannot grant permission to use such content and is not responsible for any misuse by researchers of content from these diaries. Researchers are responsible for obtaining the necessary rights and permissions to use, publish, broadcast, or otherwise redistribute content in the Chiang Ching-kuo diaries.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2007.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Chiang Ching-kuo diaries, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Custodial History

    After Chiang's death on January 13, 1988, his personal diaries were obtained by his youngest son, Eddie Chiang Hsiao-yung, the late husband of the depositor, Elizabeth Chiang Fang Chih-yi.

    Biographical Note

    President of Taiwan, 1978-1988.


    The original diaries contain sentences that were crossed out in ink. It is believed that these redactions were made years ago by Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching-kuo, or another individual.
    Since the diaries were deposited at Hoover, some passages have been redacted due to family privacy concerns; these will be made available after 2035. These will be redacted from the use copies with a "2020" annotation in the margin to distinguish them from the earlier redactions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975
    China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949
    Statesmen -- Taiwan
    Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1975-1988