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Kanghu Jiang papers, 1915-2008 (bulk 1917-1950).
BANC MSS 2011/258 box 1; BANC MSS 2011/258 box 2
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Kanghu Jiang papers, 1915-2008 (bulk 1917-1950)
Jiang Kanghu papers
Kang-hu Kiang papers
Kiang Kang-hu papers


Jiang, Kanghu, 1883-1954, creator


Contains mostly photocopies of his personal, professional, and family correspondence, love letters and love poetry, published articles, family photographs, publications, legal documents, Jiang family genealogy, newspaper clippings, and a bound volume list of books (in Chinese) given by Jiang to the University of California. Also includes some original correspondence, mostly from admirers to Jiang and other material. Includes typescript index to collection contents.


1917 (issued)


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Jiang, Kanghu -- 1883-1954 -- Archives
University of California (1868-1952) -- Faculty
McGill University -- Faculty
Zhongguo she hui dang.
Political activists -- China
Political prisoners -- China
Socialists -- China
China -- History -- 20th century
China -- Politics and government
Taiwan -- Politics and government


Kangu Jiang papers, BANC MSS 2011/258, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Leonard L. Kiang; 20111121.
Jiang Kangu (July 18, 1883-December 7, 1954) was a politician and activist in the Republic of China. He was the founder of the Socialist Party of China [i.e. Zhongguo she hui dang], the first anarchist-socialist party in China, which existed from 1911 to 1913. He then moved to the United States and became a teacher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he presented a collection of 10,000 Chinese books to the University (C.V. Starr East Asian Library). He returned to China in 1920 and served as Canada's first sinologist between 1930 and 1933, when McGill University appointed him as the Professor of Chinese Studies. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, he remained imprisoned in Shanghai until his death on December 7, 1954.
In English with some Chinese.
Container list available in the library.


Faculty papers.
Love letters.

Physical Description:

2 boxes (0.6 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2011/258 box 1
BANC MSS 2011/258 box 2