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Chang-Yu Feng Tse papers, 1928-2002, bulk 1943-1996

Summary Information

Abstract

The Chang-Yu Feng Tse papers (張于鳳至檔案) document her family life and that of her spouse, the Young Marshall Zhang Xueliang, who was under house arrest since 1937, first in mainland China and later in Taiwan until he was free in 1992. The materials primarily consist of correspondence, writings, printed materials, photographs, as well as memorabilia, dating from 1928 to 2011, with its bulk dating from 1943 to 1996. The materials show the relationship between Chang-Yu Feng Tse who was in the United States and Zhang Xueliang who was in Taiwan at the time.

張于鳳至檔案主要記錄了于鳳至與配偶張學良之間的家庭生活關係。檔案內含信函,文章,印刷資料,照片和其他紀念品,廣泛年份為1928年至2011年,主要年份為1943年至1996年。此檔案主要顯示當時生活在美國的張于鳳至和其家人與生活在台灣後來到夏威夷的張學良之間有關的日常生活和交流的家信。

At a Glance

Bib ID 14362724 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Yu, Fengzhi, 1897-1990 ; Zhang, Xueliang, 1901-2001
Title Chang-Yu Feng Tse papers, 1928-2002, bulk 1943-1996
Physical Description 1.67 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Materials in Chinese and English.
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by material type. Collection is arranged in 4 series.

Description

Scope and Contents

The Chang-Yu Feng Tse papers (張于鳳至檔案) document the family relations between Chang-Yu Feng Tse and her spouse, the Young Marshal Zhang Xueliang, dating from 1928 to 2002 with its bulk dates from 1943 to 1996. The materials contain correspondence, writings, articles, photographs, portraits, books, magazines, calendars, post cards, business cards, and other memorabilia such as chops. The highlights of the correspondence in the collection are mostly incoming family letters from Zhang Xueliang to Chang-Yu Feng Tse and the family on his activities, perspectives in life, and other family matters. Other correspondence consists of letters from H.H. Kung and Madame Chiang-Soong Mayling to Chang-Yu Feng Tse. The photographs depict the daily activities of Zhang Xueliang in Taiwan and later when he was began living overseas in Hawaii. Also include in the photographs are portrait and photographs of Chang Tso-lin. Also worth noting are the twelve Chang family chops, including some carved with the Chang family members' courtesy name.

張于鳳至檔案記錄了她與配偶張學良少帥的家庭關係,年份為1928年至2002年,主要年份為1943年至1996年。檔案內含信件,文章,照片,肖像,書籍,雜誌,日曆,明信片,名片與其它紀念品(如印章)。檔案中往來信件主要是張學良致張于鳳至和家人的家信,內容涉及他的日常活動與其它家庭事務。其他信件包括有孔祥熙, 蔣宋美齡致張于鳳至的信件。檔案內的照片描繪了張學良在台灣以及後來在夏威夷生活和日常活動。照片中還有張作霖的肖像和照片。另外值得一提的是檔案內的十二個張氏家族的印章。

  • Series I: Correspondence and papers, 信札文件等

    The series comprises primarily incoming correspondence from Chang-Yu Feng Tse's husband Zhang Xueliang, also known as the Young Marshal, as well as family members, relatives, and friends such as H.H. Kung and Madame Chiang-Soong Mayling, etc., dating from 1943 to 2001. Most of the Chinese letters and pages have caption cards in English. This series also includes news clippings and articles about Zhang Xueliang and the family as well as speeches by Madame Chiang and writing by Chang-Yu Feng Tse.

  • Series II: Printed materials, 印刷品

    The series comprises books and magazines articles related Zhang Xueliang and the family, as well as printed calendars featuring Chinese artifacts as gifts from Chiang-Soong Mayling, dating from 1933 to 2002. Some books in the series were inscribed to Zhang Xueliang.

  • Series III: Photographs, 照片

    The series comprises photographs and some portraits, dating from 1928 to 2011. The photographs primarily depict Zhang Xueliang's daily activities, trips, family and friends, which he sent to his family abroad during the time when he was under house arrest in Taiwan until 1993 when he moved to Hawaii. Also include in the photographs are portraits of his father, Zhang Zuolin (張作霖).

  • Series IV: Artworks, ephemera, and memorabilia, 紀念物品等

    The series consists of eight traditional color painting, one box of Chang-Yu Feng Tse's business cards, four sets of postcards, twelve family chops, and holiday cards and other ephemera.

Using the Collection

C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on site. This collection has no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The C.V. Starr East Asian Library maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Chang-Yu Feng Tse papers; Box and Folder; C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Processed by Yingwen Huang, September 2019.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Chang-Yu Feng Tse (Chinese: 張于鳳至, 张于凤至; Wade-Giles: Chang-Yu Fengchih, Chang-Yu Feng Tse, (F.T. Chang-Yu); pinyin: Zhang-Yu Fengzhi; courtesy name: Xiangzhou, 翔舟) was born in Jilin province, China, in 1897. In 1913, she began attending the Fengtian Women's Normal School (奉天女子師範學校). Her father Yu Wendou (于文斗) and Zhang Zuolin (張作霖, known as the Old Marshal) arranged the married between Yu Fengzhi and Zhang Xueliang (張學良, Peter H.L. Chang, known as the Young Marshal). In 1916, she married the Young Marshall and moved to the Shenyang. Between 1917 and 1921, she gave birth to one daughter and three sons (Zhang Luying 張閭瑛; Zhang Luxun張閭珣; Zhang Luyu 張閭玗; Zhang Luqi 張閭琪). In 1928, she attended classes at the Nort heastern University (東北大學). Since the Xi'an Incident in 1937, she was under house arrest with the Young Marshal. In 1940, she was diagnosed with cancer and she travelled to New York to be treated. After her treatment, she moved to Los Angeles with her family. She passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 93 in 1990.