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Chinese Empire Reform Association documents, 1899-1948.
AAS ARC 2000/78
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Chinese Empire Reform Association documents, 1899-1948


Wu, Zhuang., creator, Collector


Chinese Empire Reform Association


Contains original materials such as an annunciation by Kang You-wei, correspondence and writings by Wu Zhuang, Xu Qin and Zhang Jun-li, as well as memorials to the Qing government from reform associations in Canada and the U.S. Printed materials by association or party leaders include letters, newsclippings, telegrams, and books by Lee Da-Ming, Wu Zhuang, and Lu Yi-an. Also includes documents, such as history of the association's military academy, party constitutions, and publications, as well as materials relating to business and financial matters, including company bylaws and stocks, especially relating to the internal conflict of Zhen Hua Company in 1908. Documents of the Democratic Socialist Party of China include the constitution, newsletters, and newsclippings about internal conflict in the party in 1947-1948.


1899 (issued)


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Zhen Hua Company.
Chinese Americans -- Politics and government
Chinese -- Canada
Political parties -- Canada
Political parties -- China
Chinese Americans -- Societies, etc


The Chinese Empire Reform Association, 1899-1911, was founded on June 13 in Vancouver, and from 1911 to 1945 was known as the Chinese Democratic Constitutionalist Party (CDCP). In 1945, they merged with the National Socialist Party of China (NSPC), which changed their name to the Democratic Socialist Party of China, but in 1947, broke from them and resumed their previous name. CDCP then joined with Free China Political Organization (FCPO) from 1954 to 1955, but again broke away and resumed their previous name.
Chinese, with some English.
Originally owned by Wu Zhuang, a student of Kang You-wei, and later a leader of the Chinese Constitutional Party.

Physical Description:

73 bound portfolios in 4 cartons (5.0 linear ft.)




AAS ARC 2000/78