Accession Inventory of the 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.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

Digital files closed. Access printouts available for use.

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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.

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)

 

Accession Inventory

 

Paper Material

box 1

2020

Scope and Contents

Contains paper access copies of original digital files and Microsoft word documents containing transcripts, photographs, and government records regarding Wang Zuanxu and his family during WWII. Please note that the date supplied refers to the date the digital files were created.
box 2

2020

Scope and Contents

Contains paper access copies of original digital files containing photographs of Wang Zuanxu's activities during WWII. Please note that the date supplied refers to the date the digital files were created.
 

Digital materials

Physical Description: 0.059 Gigabytes88 files30 .doc ; 58 .jpg

Conditions Governing Access

Digital files are closed until processed.