T. V. Soong in Modern Chinese History
Publisher: HOOVER INSTITUTION PRESS | ISBN: N/A | edition 2006 | PDF | 27 pages | 1 mb
In April 2004, the Hoover Institution opened nineteen boxes of the restricted personal papers of T. V. Soong, a leading official in the nationalist government from the late 1920s to 1949, along with two thousand documents donated by the Soong family. At the same time the Hoover Institution and the Kuomintang, or Nationalist Party, agreed to preserve those records and make them available for researchers. In late 2005 Chiang Kai-shek’s family placed his diaries and those of Chiang Ching-kuo in the Hoover Archives.
In World War II, the United States joined with a non-Western country, China, to defeat an Asian power: the empire of Japan. The Sino-American alliance was a troubled one, caused, in part, by the bitter relationship between the American representative, General Joseph W. Stilwell, and the leader of Nationalist China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek…