Inventory of the James Wei diaries

Finding aid prepared by Savannah Pham
Hoover Institution Library & Archives
© 2009, 2015
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003
hoover-library-archives@stanford.edu


Title: James Wei diaries
Date (inclusive): 1959-1982
Collection Number: 2003C19
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Language of Material: English .
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 14 card file boxes (8.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Relates to political conditions in Taiwan, and to Taiwanese-American relations.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

Access

The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2003.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at  https://searchworks.stanford.edu . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Wei diaries, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical Note

James Wei was a Taiwanese writer. A native of Chekiang, Wei graduated from Yenching University in Peking. He started his career as a reporter in Tientsin and later worked in Shanghai. From 1942-1948, he joined the International Department, Ministry of Information.
Wei then became head of the Shanghai Office of the Ministry of Information (later called the Government Information Office). He then settled in Taiwan, where he served as a Reuters correspondent for three years, while simultaneously holding the post of Deputy Director of the Central News Agency. Wei was also one of the founders of the China News, an English language newspaper, along with being the publisher when it was first created in 1949. From 1954-1965, Wei worked as Managing Director of the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC). In 1966, he was appointed Director General of the Government Information Office before becoming the Director of the CNA in 1972, before retiring from the CNA in 1978. He was also national policy advisor to President Chiang Ching-kuo until Wei died of a heart attack in October 1982 at the age of 74.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection relates to political conditions in Taiwan and to Taiwanese-American relations between the years of 1959 and 1982. Diaries written by James Wei detail political conditions across that span of time, as well as his reactions to current events. Wei also kept track of daily events, including descriptions of his conversations with various people and the different activities he engaged in. A small collection of notes contains contact information for other people, as well as other accounts of his aquaintances. A datebook details events Wei presumably attended and reminders about such events that he wrote for himself. There is also correspondence, including notes and a letter addressed to Wei from the Chinese News Service of New York.

 

Diaries 1960-1982

box 1, folder 1

May-June, 1960

box 1, folder 2

July, 1960

box 1, folder 3

August, 1960

box 1, folder 4

September, 1960

box 1, folder 5

October, 1960

box 1, folder 6

November, 1960

box 1, folder 7

December, 1960

box 1, folder 8

January, 1961

box 1, folder 9

February, 1961

box 1, folder 10

March, 1961

box 1, folder 11

April, 1961

box 1, folder 12

May, 1961

box 1, folder 13

June, 1961

box 1, folder 14

July, 1961

box 1, folder 15

August, 1961

box 1, folder 16

September, 1961

box 1, folder 17

October, 1961

box 1, folder 18

November, 1961

box 1, folder 19

December, 1961

box 2, folder 1

January, 1962

box 2, folder 2

February, 1962

box 2, folder 3

March, 1962

box 2, folder 4

April, 1962

box 2, folder 5

May, 1962

box 2, folder 6

June, 1962

box 2, folder 7

July, 1962

box 2, folder 8

August, 1962, Volume I

box 2, folder 9

August, 1962, Volume II

box 2, folder 10

September, 1962

box 2, folder 11

October, 1962

box 2, folder 12

November, 1962

box 3, folder 1

December, 1962

box 3, folder 2

January, 1963

box 3, folder 3

February, 1963

box 3, folder 4

March, 1963

box 3, folder 5

April, 1963

box 3, folder 6

May, 1963

box 3, folder 7

June, 1963

box 3, folder 8

July, 1963

box 3, folder 9

August, 1963

box 3, folder 10

September, 1963

box 3, folder 11

October, 1963

box 4, folder 1

November, 1963

box 4, folder 2

December, 1963

box 4, folder 3

January, 1964

box 4, folder 4

February, 1964

box 4, folder 5

March, 1964

box 4, folder 6

April, 1964

box 4, folder 7

May, 1964

box 4, folder 8

June, 1964

box 4, folder 9

July, 1964

box 4, folder 10

August, 1964

box 4, folder 11

September, 1964

box 4, folder 12

October, 1964

box 4, folder 13

November, 1964

box 4, folder 14

December, 1964

box 5, folder 1

January, 1965

box 5, folder 2

March, 1965

box 5, folder 3

April, 1965

box 5, folder 4

May, 1965

box 5, folder 5

June, 1965

box 5, folder 6

July, 1965

box 5, folder 7

August, 1965

box 5, folder 8

September, 1965

box 5, folder 9

October, 1965

box 5, folder 10

November, 1965

box 5, folder 11

December, 1965

box 5, folder 12

January, 1966

box 5, folder 13

February, 1966

box 5, folder 14

March, 1966

box 5, folder 15

April, 1966

box 5, folder 16

May, 1966

box 5, folder 17

June, 1966

box 6, folder 1

July, 1966

box 6, folder 2

August, 1966

box 6, folder 3

September, 1966

box 6, folder 4

October, 1966

box 6, folder 5

November, 1966

box 6, folder 6

December, 1966

box 6, folder 7

January, 1967

box 6, folder 8

February, 1967

box 6, folder 9

March, 1967

box 6, folder 10

April, 1967

box 6, folder 11

May, 1967

box 6, folder 12

June, 1967

box 6, folder 13

July, 1967

box 6, folder 14

August, 1967

box 6, folder 15

September, 1967

box 7, folder 1

October, 1967

box 7, folder 2

November, 1967

box 7, folder 3

December, 1967

box 7, folder 4

January, 1968

box 7, folder 5

February, 1968

box 7, folder 6

March, 1968

box 7, folder 7

April, 1968

box 7, folder 8

June, 1968

box 7, folder 9

July, 1968

box 7, folder 10

August, 1968

box 7, folder 11

September, 1968

box 7, folder 12

October, 1968

box 7, folder 13

November, 1968

box 7, folder 14

January, 1969

box 7, folder 16

February, 1969

box 7, folder 17

March, 1969

box 7, folder 18

April, 1969

box 7, folder 19

May, 1969

box 8, folder 1

June, 1969

box 8, folder 2

July, 1969

box 8, folder 3

August, 1969

box 8, folder 4

September, 1969

box 8, folder 5

October, 1969

box 8, folder 6

November, 1969

box 8, folder 7

December, 1969

box 8, folder 8

January, 1970

box 8, folder 9

February, 1970

box 8, folder 10

March, 1970

box 8, folder 11

April, 1970

box 8, folder 12

May, 1970

box 8, folder 13

June, 1970

box 8, folder 14

July, 1970

box 8, folder 15

August, 1970

box 8, folder 16

September, 1970

box 8, folder 17

October, 1970

box 8, folder 18

November, 1970

box 8, folder 19

December, 1970

box 9, folder 1

January, 1971

box 9, folder 2

February, 1971

box 9, folder 3

March, 1971

box 9, folder 4

April, 1971

box 9, folder 5

May, 1971

box 9, folder 6

June, 1971

box 9, folder 7

July, 1971

box 9, folder 8

August, 1971

box 9, folder 9

September, 1971

box 9, folder 10

October, 1971

box 9, folder 11

November, 1971

box 9, folder 12

December, 1971

box 9, folder 13

January, 1972

box 9, folder 14

February, 1972

box 9, folder 15

March, 1972

box 9, folder 16

April, 1972

box 9, folder 17

May, 1972

box 9, folder 18

June, 1972

box 9, folder 19

July, 1972

box 9, folder 20

August, 1972

box 9, folder 21

September, 1972

box 10, folder 1

October, 1972

box 10, folder 2

November, 1972

box 10, folder 3

December, 1972

box 10, folder 4

January, 1973

box 10, folder 5

February, 1973

box 10, folder 6

March, 1973

box 10, folder 7

April, 1973

box 10, folder 8

May, 1973

box 10, folder 9

June, 1973

box 10, folder 10

July, 1973

box 10, folder 11

August, 1973

box 10, folder 12

September, 1973

box 10, folder 13

October, 1973

box 10, folder 14

November, 1973

box 10, folder 15

December, 1973

box 10, folder 16

January, 1974

box 10, folder 17

February, 1974

box 10, folder 18

March, 1974

box 10, folder 19

April, 1974

box 10, folder 20

May, 1974

box 10, folder 21

June, 1974

box 10, folder 22

July, 1974

box 11, folder 1

August, 1974

box 11, folder 2

September, 1974

box 11, folder 3

October, 1974

box 11, folder 4

November, 1974

box 11, folder 5

December, 1974

box 11, folder 6

January, 1975

box 11, folder 7

February, 1975

box 11, folder 8

March, 1975

box 11, folder 9

April, 1975

box 11, folder 10

May, 1975

box 11, folder 11

June, 1975

box 11, folder 12

July, 1975

box 11, folder 13

August, 1975

box 11, folder 14

September, 1975

box 11, folder 15

October, 1975

box 11, folder 16

November, 1975

box 11, folder 17

December, 1975

box 11, folder 18

January, 1976

box 11, folder 19

February, 1976

box 11, folder 20

March, 1976

box 11, folder 21

April, 1976

box 11, folder 22

May, 1976

box 11, folder 23

June, 1976

box 11, folder 24

July, 1976

box 11, folder 25

August, 1976

box 12, folder 1

September, 1976

box 12, folder 2

October, 1976

box 12, folder 3

November, 1976

box 12, folder 4

December, 1976

box 12, folder 5

January, 1977

box 12, folder 6

February, 1977

box 12, folder 7

March, 1977

box 12, folder 8

April, 1977

box 12, folder 9

May, 1977

box 12, folder 10

June, 1977

box 12, folder 11

July, 1977

box 12, folder 12

August, 1977

box 12, folder 13

September, 1977

box 12, folder 14

October, 1977

box 12, folder 15

November, 1977

box 12, folder 16

December, 1977

box 12, folder 17

January, 1978

box 12, folder 18

February, 1978

box 12, folder 19

March, 1978

box 12, folder 20

April, 1978

box 12, folder 21

May, 1978

box 12, folder 22

June, 1978

box 13, folder 1

July, 1978

box 13, folder 2

August, 1978

box 13, folder 3

September, 1978

box 13, folder 4

October, 1978

box 13, folder 5

November, 1978

box 13, folder 6

December, 1978

box 13, folder 7

January, 1979

box 13, folder 8

February, 1979

box 13, folder 9

March, 1979

box 13, folder 10

April, 1979

box 13, folder 11

May, 1979

box 13, folder 12

June, 1979

box 13, folder 13

July, 1979

box 13, folder 14

August, 1979

box 13, folder 15

September, 1979

box 13, folder 16

October, 1979

box 13, folder 17

November, 1979

box 13, folder 18

December, 1979

box 13, folder 19

January, 1980

box 13, folder 20

February, 1980

box 13, folder 21

March, 1980

box 13, folder 22

April, 1980

box 13, folder 23

May, 1980

box 13, folder 24

June, 1980

box 13, folder 25

July, 1980

box 14, folder 1

August, 1980

box 14, folder 2

September, 1980

box 14, folder 3

October, 1980

box 14, folder 4

November, 1980

box 14, folder 5

December, 1980

box 14, folder 6

January, 1981

box 14, folder 7

February, 1981

box 14, folder 8

March, 1981

box 14, folder 9

April, 1981

box 14, folder 10

May, 1981

box 14, folder 11

June, 1981

box 14, folder 12

July, 1981

box 14, folder 13

August, 1981

box 14, folder 14

September, 1981

box 14, folder 15

October, 1981

box 14, folder 16

November, 1981

box 14, folder 17

December, 1981

box 14, folder 18

February, 1982

box 14, folder 19

Fecruary, 1982

box 14, folder 20

March, 1982

box 14, folder 21

April, 1982

box 14, folder 22

May, 1982

box 14, folder 23

June, 1982

box 14, folder 24

July, 1982

box 14, folder 25

August, 1982

box 14, folder 26

September, 1982

box 14, folder 27

October, 1982

box 15, folder 8

Diary Envelopes 1959-1982

Scope and Contents

Example of envelopes used to store diaries.
box 15, folder 6-7

Correspondence, 1959, undated

box 15, folder 5

Datebook 1960-1962

box 15, folder 1-4

Notes, undated

 

2019 Incremental Materials

box 16

Photographs of Chiang Ching-kuo circa 1979

box 16

Photographs of James Wei's funeral 1982

box 16

Letters from Chaing Ching-Kuo to James Wei