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Oral history interview with Liu Hangchen, 1962

Creator: Liu, Hangchen, 1897-1975
Project: Academia Sinica oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 164 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Liu Hangchen was born into a wealthy Catholic family who were merchants in Chinese medicines and wine in Sichuan. He studied at the Beijing National University from 1915 and joined the staff of Wang Lingji after returning to Sichuan in 1926. He was the finance officer of Liu Xiang's staff from 1929 to 1938. He was responsible for Chongqing's food supply during the Sino-Japanese War. He was later impeached for corruption and involvement in lawsuit. He served briefly as Minister of Finance under Li Zongren and Yan Xishan.

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Liu discusses Sichuan politics and his relations to Li Zongren as well as other political figures.


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