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Arranged by material type. Collection is arranged in 4 series.
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.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Chang-Yu Feng Tse papers; Box and Folder; C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University.
Peter H.L. and Edith Chang papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library. Finding aid..
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Processed by Yingwen Huang, September 2019.
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.