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  • Title: Xie Chi papers
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1929
    Collection Number: 2007C47
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Chinese
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Relates to China.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Xie, Chi, 1876-1939


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Xie Chi papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2007.


    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 http://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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers include diaries, correspondence, telegrams, and photographs related to political leaders of China in the early part of the twentieth century.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Chinese politician.

    Biographical Note

    1876 Born, in Sichuan Province, China
    1900 Entered the Jingwei Academy at Yibin, Sichuan
      Studied under Zhou Shaohuai
    1902 Graduated from the Jingwei Academy
      Followed Zhou to Chengdu
    1903 Appointed as a physical education instructor in a police academy
      Became a superintendent of school construction for the Sichuan office of education
    1907 Appointed as the superintendent of trade by the Sichuan government
      Plotted a revolutionary takeover of the city on Oct. 2 but the plan failed
    1909 Joined Tongmenghui in Chongqing
      Returned to Shanghai to serve as provost at new Shu Shuang Gong Suo
      Sent to Fengxiang, Shanxi to work as shepherds and engaged in anti-Manchu activities
    1911 Plotted to take over Chongqing
      Chongqing declared its independence on Nov. 22
      Elected director of the general affairs bureau of the new military government in Chongqing
    1912 Appointed as the vice director of the general affairs of the military government of Sichuan
    1913 Elected to the Senate
      Plotted to assassinate Yuan Shikai but the plot was discovered by Yuan’s agents
      Arrested on May 17 but escaped indictment
      Fled to Japan to assist Sun Yat-sen in organizing Kuomintang
    1918-1919 Served Sun Yat-sen in the Canton government as vice minister of justice
      Elected to the director of the department of party affairs
    1919-1921 Served as vice minister of interior
    1921-1922 Served as secretary general of the presidential office
    1924 Elected one of the five members of the Central Supervisory Committee by the First National Congress of the recognized Kuomintang
    1926 Expelled by the leftist faction of the Kuomintang and joined the Western Hills faction
    1927-1929 Named to the special committee by the Western Hills faction Withdrawn from the government and retired to Shanghai
    1930 Elected to the standing committee of the enlarged conference which serves as the decision-making organ of the Kuomintang in opposition to the party apparatus functioning in Nanjing
      Left for Tianjin to seek safety after the conference was dissolved
    1931 Listed by the Canton leaders as a member of their government council
      Went to Shanghai after the peace meeting between the Nanjing and Canton leaders had been successfully concluded
    1937 Returned to his native Sichuan from Shanghai
    1939 Died on April 16

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