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At a Glance
Arranged by chapters. Box 1: Preliminary matter and Chapters 1-8. Box 2: Chapters 9-13. Box 3: Chapters 14-18.
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
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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.
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.
Leslie H. Dingyan Chen papers, 1955-2006. Hoover Institution Archives. Finding Aid
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Alternate Form Available
The entire collection is: photocopies.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Leslie H. Chen, 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Chen, Leslie. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/14/88. Accession number--M-88-11-14.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
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.
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.