Diaries of Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching-kuo returnStaff Writer, with CNAThe diaries of former Republic of China (ROC) presidents Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) arrived in Taiwan on Thursday, and are to be published by Academia Historica from October, the state archives said. Academia Historica president Chen Yi-shen stands next to boxes containing the diaries of former presidents Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo in Tapei on Thursday. Chiang Fang and other family members began transferring ownership of the diaries to Academia Historica in 2013, making the state archives the official custodian, the archives said. The Chiang diaries are one of the most requested items by researchers and contain decades of valuable political and foreign policy insights of Taiwan’s past leaders, the institute said. Academics using the diaries have revised and expanded the understanding of modern China, the Cold War and global history, it said.
Source: Taipei Times September 18, 2023 03:33 UTC