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Shuhua Li Papers, 1926-1972

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Abstract

The Shuhua Li papers consist of incoming letters from Chinese education administrators to Li Shuhua dating from 1926 to 1972. Also included are letters from Wu Zhihui (吴稚晖) and Li Shizeng (李石曾), Cai Yuanpei (蔡元培) and Hu Shih (胡適). The topics discussed in the letters include higher education policies, changes in the various universities, and political changes in China as well as other personal matters.

At a Glance

Call No.: MA#0778
Bib ID 4079029 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Li, Shuhua, 1890-1979
Title Shuhua Li Papers, 1926-1972
Physical Description 1.7 Linear Feet (500 items (8 volumes) and 1 microfilm in 4 boxes)
Language(s) Chinese .
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Description

Summary

Letters of Chinese educators to Li Shuhua. The volume one and two contain incoming letters from miscellaneous correspondents; volume three and four include correspondence from Wu Zhihui; and volume five to eight are incoming letters from Li Shizeng.

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Legacy finding aid: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/29_LI-LU_02.pdf

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Shuhua Li papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Chinese oral history project collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. Finding Aid. This collection contains administrative information related to the project, including the interviewee files relating to his interviews.

Reminiscences of Shu-Hua Li, 李書華口述回憶錄

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Li, Shu-hua. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1973. Accession number--M-73.

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Original inventory in Chinese and Wade-Giles created by Mr. Fa-Kao Chou/周法光 in 1964 (noted in volume I list: volume has been used for publication in 1964). Inventory list from each volume converted into EAD with added Pinyin names by Yingwen Huang, July 2021.

Revision Description

July 2021 Handwritten inventory from each volume converted into EAD by Yingwen Huang

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Beijing da xue Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cai, Yuanpei, 1868-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- China -- History -- 1912-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- China -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education, Higher -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hu, Shi, 1891-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li, Shizeng, 1882-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
School management and organization -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wu, Zhihui Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Li Shuhua (Pinyin: Lǐ, Shūhuá; Wade-Giles: Li, Shu-hua; traditional and simplified Chinese: 李書華, 李书华; courtesy name: Rùnzhāng, 润章) was born in Hebei, 1890. He was a Chinese physical scientist, diplomat, educator and university administrator at the Peking University. He began studying abroad in France in 1912 and later attended the Université de Paris in 1919. During his study in Paris, he studied under Nobel laureates such as Paul Sabatier, Gabriel Lippmann and Marie Curie. He obtained his Ph.D in Physics in 1922. After returning to China, he served as the Professor of physics at Peking University until 1930, and he was also the Acting President of the University Franco-Chinois in Peking from 1926 to 1928, and the Acting President of Peiping University from 1928 to 1929. He also served as the Vice Minister and the Minister of Education, as well as a member and later the Director of the Research Council of the Academia Sinica. He was also elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Society of Physics, the Chinese Society of Astronomers, and served on the Board of Directors of the Beijing Natural History Museum, the Beijing National Central Museum, and the Peiping Palace Museum. He later served as the vice president of the National Academy of Peiping from 1929 to 1949. He left to Taiwan as the Communist took over in China. He moved from Taiwan to New York City in 1953 and became close friends with Hu Shih. In 1979, he died in New York at the age of 88.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence/手札, 1926-1972


Volume I: Modern Eminent Chinese Leaders/近代名賢手跡原件, 第一冊

2 parts/binders



Box 1 Wu Jingheng (Zhihui)/吳敬恆(稚暉), 1930-1943, 48 pages

Page 1-48; letter/手札


Box 1 Cai Yuanpei (Jiemin)/蔡元培(孑民), 1929-1939, 14 pages

Page 49-62; letter/手札


Box 1 Zhang Renjie (Jingjiang)/張人傑(靜江), 1931, 3 pages

Page 63-65; letter/手札


Box 1 Zhang Ji (Puquan)/張繼(溥泉), 1929-1931, 9 pages

Page 66-74; letter/手札


Box 1 Dai Chuanxian (Jitao)/戴傳賢(季陶), 1936, 2 pages

Page 75-76; letter/手札


Box 1 Ye Chuya (Zhuoshu)/葉楚傖(卓書), November 5, no year, 1 pages

Page 77; letter/手札


Box 1 Shao Yuanchong (Yingru)/邵元冲(翼如), 1936, 2 pages

Page 78-79; letter/手札


Box 1 Zhou Zhenlin (Daoling)/周震麟(道腴), 1929, 1 pages

Page 80; letter/手札


Box 1 Li Wenfan (Junpei)/李文範(君佩), 1949, 1 pages

Page 81; letter/手札


Box 1 Yan Xiu (Fansun)/嚴修(範孫), 1929, 1 pages

Page 82; letter/手札


Box 1 Xiong Xiling (Bingsan)/熊希齡(秉三), 1928-1939, 6 pages

Page 83-88; letter/手札


Box 1 Hu Yuanqi (Zijing)/胡元倓(子靜), 1936, 3 pages

Page 89-91; letter/手札


Box 1 Hu Shi (Shizhi)/胡適(適之), 1956-1961, 24 pages

Page 92-115; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Box 1 Mei Yiqi (Yuehan)/梅貽琦(月涵), 1955?-1958, 4 pages

Page 116-119; letter/手札


Box 1 Liu Fu (Bannong)/劉復(半農), 1934, 2 pages

Page 120-121; letter/手札


Box 1 Fu Sinian (Mengzhen)/傅斯年(孟真), 1950, 3 pages

Page 122-124; letter/手札


Box 1 Dong Zuobin (Yantang)/董作賓(彦堂), 1953-1962, 18 pages

Page 125-142; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Box 1 Lian Quan (Nanhu)/廉泉(南湖), 1929, 1 page

Page 143; letter/手札


Box 1 Qi Rushan/齊如山, 1949, 2 pages

Page 144-145; letter/手札


Box 1 Sven Hedin, in French, 1933, 4 pages

Page 146-149; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Volume II: Modern Eminent Chinese Leaders/近代名賢手跡原件, 第二冊

2 parts/binders


Box 1 Cai Yuanpei (Jiemin)/蔡元培(孑民), 1930, 1 pages

Page 1; letter/手札


Box 1 Zhang Ji (Puquan)/張繼(溥泉), 1928, 1 pages

Page 2; letter/手札


Box 1 Hu Shi (Shizhi)/胡適(適之), 1955-1957, 4 pages

Page 3-6; letter/手札


Box 1 Mei Yiqi (Yuehan)/梅貽琦(月涵), 1950-1959, 11 pages

Page 7-17; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Box 1 Fu Sinian (Mengzhen)/傅斯年(孟真), 1949, 4 pages

Page 18-21; letter/手札


Box 1 Dong Zuobin (Yantang)/董作賓(彦堂), 1954-1958, 5 pages

Page 22-25; letters with envelope/手札附手寫信封


Box 1 Cai Yuanpei (Jiemin)/蔡元培(孑民), 1928-1939, 15 pages

Page 27-41; envelope and note/手寫信封與批註


Box 1 Zhang Renjie (Jingjiang)/張人傑(靜江), 1931, 1 pages

Page 42; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Zhang Puquan/張溥泉, 1928-1931, 5 pages

Page 43-47; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Dai Chuanxian (Jitao)/戴傳賢(季陶), 1926, 1 pages

Page 48; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Ye Chuya (Zhuoshu)/葉楚傖(卓書), 1 pages

Page 49; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Yan Xiu (Fansun)/嚴修(範孫), 1 pages

Page 50; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Xiong Xiling (Bingsan)/熊希齡(秉三), 1928-1929, 3 pages

Page 51-53; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Hu Yuanqi (Zijing)/胡元倓(子靜), 2 pages

Page 54-55; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Hu Shi (Shizhi)/胡適(適之), 1955-1959, 3 pages

Page 56-58; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Liu Fu (Bannong)/劉復(半農), circa 1934, 2 pages

Page 59-60; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Lian Quan (Nanhu)/廉泉(南湖), 1 pages

Page 61; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Qi Rushan/齊如山, 1959, 1 pages

Page 26, 62; envelope/手寫信封


Box 1 Niu Yongjian (Tisheng)/鈕永建(惕生), 1928-1961, 10 pages

Page 63-72; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Box 1 Yao Shulai/姚叔來, 1958, 1 pages

Page 73; letter/手札


Box 1 Yuan Tongli (Shouhe)/袁同禮(守和), 1954-1964, 30 pages

Page 74-103; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Box 1 Wang Jingxi (Jizhai)/汪敬熙(緝齋), 1962-1967, 10 pages

Page 104-113; letter/手札


Box 1 Xie Guansheng/謝冠生, 1965-1970, 5 pages

Page 114-118; letters with envelope/手札及手寫信封


Box 1 Xie Yingzhou (Xianting)/謝瀛洲(仙庭), 1965, 1 pages

Page 119; letter/手札


Volume III-IV: Correspondence with Wu Jingheng (Zhihui)/吳敬恆(稚暉)先生手跡原件



Box 2 Volume III, Letters/第一冊, 手札, 37 pages


Box 2 Volume III, Envelopes/第一冊, 手寫信封, 47 pages


Box 2 Volume IV, Letters/第二冊, 手札, 63 pages


Box 2 Volume IV, Envelopes/第二冊, 手寫信封, 24 pages


Volume V-VIII: Correspondence with Li Yuying (Shizeng)/李煜瀛(石曾)先生手跡原件, 1928-1972


Box 2 Volume V, 1928-1934, 114 pages



Box 3 Volume VI, 1935-1936, 91 pages


Box 3 Volume VII, 1946-1961, 115 pages



Box 4 Volume VIII, 1960.09-1963.12, 46 pages


Box 4 Volume VIII, 1966.01-1972.10, 12 pages


Microfilm/缩微捲片


Box 4 The Board of Trustees for the Sino-British Educational and Cultural Endowment Fund, By Li Shu-hua, Appendix I


Box 4 The Balance of the French Share of the Boxer Indemnity: Its Remission and Usage, By Li Shu-hua, Appendix I to XIII