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Leslie H. Dingyan Chen's collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming, 1988

Summary Information

Abstract

The Leslie H. Dingyan Chen's Collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming is a typescript publication published in 1988 documenting the life of Chen Jiongming as a revolutionary figure in the Guangdong province before and during the Republican period in China.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0216
Bib ID 4079741 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Chen, Leslie H
Title Leslie H. Dingyan Chen's collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming, 1988
Physical Description 1.25 linear feet (3 manuscripts boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by chapters. Box 1: Preliminary matter and Chapters 1-8. Box 2: Chapters 9-13. Box 3: Chapters 14-18.

Description

Summary

The collection is consist of a typescript copy of A Collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming (1878-1933) published in 1988 by Leslie H. Dingyan Chen. Materials included in the typescripts are the transcriptions of correspondence, memoirs, diplomatic documents, monographs, and newspapers articles from English language sources and English translations from Chinese sources.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML 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); Leslie H. Dingyan Chen's collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Leslie H. Dingyan Chen papers, 1955-2006. Hoover Institution Archives. Finding Aid

Alternate Form Available

The entire collection is: photocopies.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed in March 1991 by RL/BRC. Finding aid revised and title changed from Leslie H. Chen papers to Leslie H. Dingyan Chen's collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming in 2018 to accurately reflect the content of the collection by Yingwen Huang.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2018-08-09 EAD finding aid updated.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indexes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Chen, Jiongming, 1878-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Generals -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshals -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Leslie H. Dingyan Chen (pinyin: Chen, Dingyan; traditional Chinese: 陳定炎; simplified Chinese: 陈定炎) was born in Hong Kong, 1923. He was a Chinese-American engineer and historian. He was also the younger son of Chen, Jiongming, whom he researched and wrote extensively about in his late life. He died in Hong Kong, 2006.

Chen, Jiongming (Wade Giles: Chen, Chiung-ming; pinyin: Chen, Jiongming; traditional Chinese: 陳炯明; simplified Chinese: 陈炯明; courtesy name: Jingcun, 競存) was born in Haifeng, Guangdong province, 1878. Chen was a Chinese general and the governor of Guangdong. Chen was also the Chief-of-Staff and Minister of War for southern military affairs under President Sun Yat-sen. When Sun ordered the Northern Expedition to unify China by force, Chen refused and advocated for a democratic and federalist government in China. In 1922, Chen initiated a coup d'etat against Sun's southern regime in Guangzhou, which later known as the June Sixteenth Incident (六一六事变). After Chen's troops were defeated by the Nationalist army, he retreated to Hong Kong and lived there until he died in 1933.