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Re-examining Relations between Hu Shih and T.V. Soong as Top Chinese Diplomats in the U.S. During WWII: New Discoveries from Koo, Soong, and Hu Papers

10/12/2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Professor Wu Jingping, Department of History, Fudan University


Jim Cheng, Director, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University

Yingwen Huang, Chinese Processing Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Moderator: Chengzhi Wang, Chinese Studies Librarian, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University

Columbia educated Hu Shih, Wellington Koo and T. V. Soong served as leading Chinese diplomats during WWII. Based on studying Koo, Soong and Hu Papers, Prof. Wu Jingping reports his research findings on Chinese special diplomacy in wartime and re-examines Hu vs. Soong in representing Chinese interests and seeking American aid in different ways.

This event is hosted by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

Registration: To attend this event in-person, please register HERE

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