The Old China Hands Oral History
Project Collection consists of oral histories of "Old China Hands," foreigners who lived and
worked in China before or shortly after the Communist takeover of the country in 1949. The
experiences of Old China Hands are particulary valuable to historians studying modern
Chinese history and world history, as well as those interested in intercultural
The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires
the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.