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

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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.

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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

Bib ID:4079741 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Chen, Leslie H. Dingyan
Title:Leslie H. Dingyan Chen’s Collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming, 1988
Physical description:1.25 linear feet in 3 manuscript boxes.
Language(s):English, Chinese
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by chapters.

Box 1: Preliminary matter and Chapters 1-8.

Box 2: Chapters 9-13.

Box 3: Chapters 14-18.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists 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.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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 Material

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

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2018-08-09 EAD finding aid updated.

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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

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indexes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memoirs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Monographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transcripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Chen, Jiongming, 1878-1933.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Economic conditions--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History, Military.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--Republic, 1912-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--Revolution, 1911-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--Revolution, 1913.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--Revolution, 1915-1916.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--History--Warlord period, 1916-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Politics and government--1912-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Generals--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Guangzhou (China)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hong Kong Telegraph.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hua Tzu Pao.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marshals--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Statesmen--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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.

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