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Inventory of the Chen Jiaxian Papers
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Diaries, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating mainly to Chinese émigré affairs, especially in Trinidad. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
A Chinese Nationalist Party official in charge of overseas Chinese affairs in the Caribbean region and Latin America, Chen was born in 1900 in Honghualing, a small Hakka mountain village on the border between Guangdong Province and Hong Kong. After graduating from the Teachers' College in Dongguan, he taught in south China and Borneo. In 1929, Chen joined the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) under Chiang Kai-shek, who had recently completed the Northern Expedition and reunified China. In 1935, he moved to Trinidad, where he established a seat for the Kuomintang Party's diplomatic activities in the Caribbean region and Latin America. During World War II, Chen endeavored to obtain funds to support Nationalist China's war effort against Japan.
1 manuscript box, 94 digital files (.19 GB) (0.4 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org.