Inventory of the Chen Lifu typescript: The storm clouds clear over China: the memoir of Chen Li-fu

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Title: Chen Lifu typescript: The storm clouds clear over China: the memoir of Chen Li-fu, 1900-1993
Date (inclusive): 1911-2004
Collection Number: 2006C58
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 9 digital files (.001 GB), digital media (4.7 Linear Feet)
Abstract: The collection includes drafts, working materials, and correspondence associated with the translation, editing, and publication of Lifu's memoir. Edited and compiled by Sidney H. Chang and Ramon H. Myers and published by the Hoover Institution Press, the memoir and collection materials relate to political conditions in China and Taiwan. Digital copies of select records also available at 
Creator: Myers, Ramon Hawley, 1929-2015
Creator: Chen, Lifu
Creator: Chang, Hsu-Hsin
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2006.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chen Lifu typescript: The storm clouds clear over China: the memoir of Chen Li-Fu., [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select records also available at 

Biographical Note

Chinese politician; secretary to Chiang Kai-shek, 1926 to 1949.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection is composed of documents relating to political conditions in China and Taiwan. Additionally, it includes drafts, working papers, and correspondence associated with the translation, editing, and publication of Chen Lifu's memoir. The memoir was edited and compiled with an introduction and notes by Sidney H. Chang and Ramon H. Myers and published by the Hoover Institution Press.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949
Taiwan -- Politics and government
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975


Correspondence File 1950-2004

box 1, folder 1

Acceptance of memoir for publication by the Hoover Institution 1992-1998

box 1, folder 2

Chiang Kai-Chek and Chen Lifu on Communism 1950

box 1, folder 3

Chen Lifu and Sidney Chang on promoting Confucianism in Russia 1997

box 1, folder 4

Chen Lifu and Sidney Chang on stipends for Chang's research work 1992

box 1, folder 5

Chen Lifu and W. W. Rostow 1964

box 1, folder 6

Chen Lifu's agreement with Sidney Chang and the Hoover Institution 1991

Scope and Contents

Regarding the publication of Chen Lifu's memoir.
box 1, folder 7

Chen Lifu's letters to Sidney Chang 1991-1992

Scope and Contents

Regarding application for a grant from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
box 1, folder 8

Chen Lifu's letters to Sidney Chang 1993

Scope and Contents

Regarding instructions on contract with Hoover Institution.
box 1, folder 9

Invitations 1993-1994

box 1, folder 10

Chen, Chang, and Myers on researching and writing of the memoir 1991-1994

box 1, folder 11

Sidney Chang on international conference on Chen Lifu's memoir in Hong Kong 1995

box 1, folder 12

Problems with publicity 1994

box 1, folder 13

Sidney Chang's grant application: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange 1992-1993

box 2, folder 1

Sidney Chang's application: Pacific Cultural Foundation 1992

box 2, folder 2

Translations and publication 1992-2004


Reports File 1946-1976

box 2, folder 3

CIA Research Reports on China 1953-1954

box 2, folder 4

CIA records, "Shanghai Municipal Police Investigation Files, 1894-1944," in UC Southern Regional Library Facility Microfilm 1927-1929

box 2, folder 5

U.S. State Department, Central Files, China Internal Affairs 1945-1947

box 2, folder 6

External Affairs Monthly Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada 1951-1953

box 2, folder 7

Reports from U.S. Embassy in China to the State Department 1950-1951

box 3, folder 1-2

U.S. Military Intelligence Reports: China (Part I and II) 1911-1941


Subject File 1932-1993

box 3, folder 3

First ceremony of the Lifu Academic Award for Chinese Medicine 1993

box 3, folder 4

Commission of Inquiring on the League of Nations 1932

box 3, folder 5

Apparatus of the Kuomingtang and the Nationalist government 1933-1949

box 3, folder 6

Notes on Chen Lifu's memoir undated

box 4, folder 1

The unification of China after World War II 1944-1945


Speeches and Writings File 1966-1994

box 4, folder 2

"A Study of Chinese Characters," Chen Lifu undated

box 4, folder 3

"On Nation-Building through Education," Chen Lifu undated

box 4, folder 4

Charles Kitt's PhD dissertation chapters 1984

box 4, folder 5

Chen Lifu's editing notes on the memoir undated

box 4, folder 6

"Confucianism, Education and Economic Development in Taiwan," Chen Lifu and Hou Ching-ming 1989


Draft notes and addenda to publication circa 1993

box 4, folder 7

Drafts of Chen Lifu's speeches in U.S. 1991

box 4, folder 8

"Four Years of Chinese Education (1937-1941)," Chen Lifu 1941

box 4, folder 9-10

Interview: Chen Lifu and Sidney Chang 1991 August-December

box 4, folder 11

Chen Lifu's memoir, chapter one undated

box 5, folder 1

Preface and table of contents 1992

box 5, folder 2-7

Chen Lifu's memoir, chapters 1-6 undated

box 5, folder 8

"Interview with Professor Te-kong Tong on Chen Lifu's memoir," Sidney Chang 1994 December

box 6, folder 1-2

Lifu's memoir, preliminary draft, chapters 1-2 undated

box 6, folder 3

Lifu's memoir (5th draft) 1993 February

box 7, folder 1-2

Lifu's memoir (7th draft), chapters 1-2 1993 April

box 7, folder 3-4

Lifu's memoir, chapters 1-2 undated

box 8, folder 1

"Philosophy of Modernization," Chen Lifu 1966

box 8, folder 2

"Chinese Philosophy and Russian Political Culture -- From Legalism to Confucianism," 1999

box 8, folder 3

"The Golden Mean and Chinese Culture," Chen Lifu 1965

box 8, folder 4

"The Future of the Commission on Land Research and Planning," Chen Lifu undated

box 8, folder 5

"Why Confucius Has Been Reverenced as the Model Teacher of All Ages," Chen Lifu 1976


Printed Matter 1925-1985

box 8, folder 6

Bibliography of published works on modern Chinese history undated

box 8, folder 7

Chinese National Party Monthly Journal 1925 January

box 8, folder 8

Excerpt from Historical Dictionary of Modern China 1985

box 8, folder 9

Foreign Relations 1944-1947

box 8, folder 10

John K. Fairbank obituary 1991

box 8, folder 11

News clippings 1932-1998

box 8, folder 12

Excerpts: History of Republican China 1968-1987

box 8, folder 13

Time Magazine and New World News with Chen Lifu on cover 1947-1948


2018 Incremental Material

box 9

Scroll: Sung Yat-sen

box 9

Scroll: Example of Chen Lifu's personal calligraphy


Digital material


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