Chancellor Charles E. Young, in the immediate aftermath of the Tiananmen incident of June 1989, established a university committee to create the China Democracy Movement and Tiananmen Incident Archival Project.
The faculty and staff committee was chaired by then-director of the Center for Pacific Rim Studies, Professor Lucie Cheng (Sociology). Over the next five years the university invested some $50,000 to enable faculty and student researchers to assemble a broad collection of documents on the events of 1989 and their aftermath. Professor James Tong (Political Science) made important contributions to this work over a number of years, and collected many documents himself in Hong Kong. The final collection ran to more than 11,000 pages.
In 1999 the newly established UCLA Asian Pacific Monograph Series undertook to complete the catalog of the collection, which was its first title (see The China Democracy Movement and Tiananmen Incident: Annotated Catalog of the UCLA Archives, 1989-1993). The catalog is available from the Monograph Series and the collection itself is in process of being microfilmed to make it available to researchers at the UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library.
Among the documents in the archive are:
The collection is housed in the UCLA East Asian Library. The Library plans to prepare a microfilm edition of the collection.
Published: Monday, February 03, 2003
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