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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Zhang Shuqi papers
    Date (inclusive): 1931-1988
    Collection Number: 98028
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Chinese
    Physical Description: 33 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (17.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, financial records, printed matter, drawings, and photographs, relating to Chinese art and to Chinese-American cultural relations, especially during World War II. Includes papers of Helen Fong Chang, wife of Zhang Shuqi. Video use copies of videotape available.
    Creator: Zhang, Shuqi, 1900-1957
    Creator: Chang, Helen Fong, 1912-1992
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Box 30 may not be used without permission of the Archivist; access copies available in Box 6. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1998.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Zhang Shuqi papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1900 Born, China
    1930 Hired as professor of Chinese painting at newly-established National Central University, Nanjing (Cantor Center Catalog 2006,6)
    1940 Sent to U.S. to present painting commissioned and inscribed by Chiang Kai-shek to President Roosevelt
    1941-1946 Tours US promoting Chinese art, raising money for United China Relief (Chen 2006)
    1943 Exhibition at Stanford
    1947 Marries Helen Fong of Vallejo, California
    1949 Moves from China to U.S.
    1949 Exhibition at de Young Museum, San Francisco; gallery show in Seattle
    1951 With wife, opens Chang Studios, later known as Chang Shu-Chi Studio, Oakland, California
    1956 Society of Western Artists award for painting in San Francisco show
    1958 Author, Shuqi xiao pin / Zhang Shuqi hui [A sampling of the paintings of Zhang Shuqi] (Shanghai, Ren min mei shu chu ban she) 書旂小品 / 張書旂繪 (上海, 人民美術出版社)
    1957 August Died, California
    1960 Posthumous publication of Painting in the Chinese Manner (a Studio Book) by Shu-Chi Chang, English translation by Helen F. Chang (New York, Viking)
    2006 Work featured in exhibit and catalog Chinese Painting on the Eve of the Communist Revolution, Chang Shu-chi and his Collection (Stanford, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University, 2006)
    2008 Work featured in a de Young Museum exhibition and catalogs, including catalog co-authored by Gordon Chang, Asian American art, a history, 1850-1970 (Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press); Asian American modern art, shifting currents, 1900-1970 (San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Berkeley, University of California Press)

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, financial records, printed matter, drawings, and photographs, relating to Chinese art and to Chinese-American cultural relations, especially during World War II. Includes papers of Helen Fong Chang, wife of Zhang Shuqi.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Drawing
    Art -- China
    United States -- Relations -- China
    China -- Relations -- United States