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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of H. H. Kung
RLIN number: NXCP89-A30
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Chinese Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, family's position in business, early influence of missionaries, experiences in politics, the Boxer Rebellion; education in China and United States, return to China; early association with Kuomintang and rise within Nationalist government; trip to Europe 1937 and meetings with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Neville Chamberlain, Eduard Benes, Hitler, and Mussolini; view of many government policies, role in currency stabilization, information about the Sian Incident and increasing Japanese pressure; friendship with various Chinese and foreign leaders.
Extent: Transcript: 147 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1958 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kung, Hsiang-His, 1880-1967
Speaker date of birth: 1880
Speaker occupation: Cabinet member; Financier
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1958
Interviewer: How, Julie Lien-ying
Locations discussed: Asia; China
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Capitalists and financiers; China; China--Foreign relations; China--History--20th century; Oral history
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cabinet officers--China; Kung, H. H. (Hsiang-Hsi), 1880-1967
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020817-16258