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Wang (Zuanxu) papers
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  • Title: Wang Zuanxu papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-2000
    Collection Number: 2021C23
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Chinese
    Physical Description: 88 digital files (30 DOC, 58 JPG) (0.59 Gigabytes)
    Abstract: Wang Zuanxu was a career militarist who became an influential warlord in Sichuan during the early Republican Chinese era, commanding the greater Chengdu and Chonqing area in the 1920s and the 1930s. The Wang Zuanxu papers (1930-2000) consists of digital images, created in 2020, of transcripts of historical records of Mr. Wang Zuanxu and his family; photo images of Wang's activities during World War II and activities of other Wang family members.
    Creator: Wang, Zuanxu, 1886-1960
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Digital files closed. Access printouts available for use.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2021.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wang Zuanxu papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Processing Information

    An accession inventory is a basic description of an archival collection (or a part thereof) for which a detailed finding aid has yet to be created. Additionally, no attempt at intellectual arrangement has been made. The depth of description varies depending on the format of the materials and the amount of pre-existing description when the materials were acquired. An accession inventory might also be labeled as such if it is a fully digital collection, in which the digital files have yet to be processed.

    Biographical Note

    Wang Zuanxu was born in 1886 in Xichong, Sichuan Province. He went to Sichuan military school in 1906 and became a career militarist. He became an influential warlord in Sichuan during the early Republican Chinese era, commanding the greater Chengdu and Chonqing area in the 1920s and the 1930s. During the Sino-Japanese war (1937-45), Wang was entrusted by Chiang Kai-shek as the governor of Sichuan Province. He held that position between April 1938 and September 1939. He subsequently commanded Nationalist Chinese forces to fight against the Japanese in southwest China. After the Japanese surrendered in August 1945, Wang continued to serve important military and political positions within the Nationalist government. During the civil war period between the Chinese Nationalists and the Chinese Communists, Wang was Chiang Kai-shek's staunch supporter and was appointed by Chiang to command the anticommunist forces in Chongqing. In 1949 Wang defected to the Chinese Communist Party. Wang was purged during the anti-Rightist movement in the 1950s. In November 1957, Wang attempted to escape to Hong Kong but was captured on the Guangdong-Hong Kong border. He died in November 1960.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Wang Zuanxu papers (1930-2000) contains digital images, created in 2020, of transcripts of historical records of Mr. Wang Zuanxu and his family; photo images of Wang's activities during World War II and activities of other Wang family members.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
    China -- History -- Antirightist Campaign, 1957-1958
    China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949
    China -- History, Military -- 1912-1949
    Sichuan Sheng (China)