Kung, H. H. (Hsiang-hsi), 1880-1967

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1880-09-11
Death 1967-08-16
Chinese
Chinese

Biographical notes:

Chinese banker and politician; minister of industry, 1928-1932; minister of finance, 1933-1938; vice president, Executive Yuan, 1938-1945.

From the description of H. H. Kung papers, 1917-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872870

Cabinet member, financier.

From the description of Reminiscences of H.H. Kung : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481381

Biographical/Historical Note

  • 1881: Born, Shanxi Province, China
  • 1896 - 1900 : Studied at North China Union College in Tongzhou
  • 1906: Graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio
  • 1907: Graduated from Yale University, M.A. in Economics
  • 1913: Secretary of the Chinese YMCA, in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1914: Married Soong Ailing
  • 1924: Joined the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • 1925: Received honorary LL.D. degree from Oberlin College
  • 1928: Named Minister of Industry and Commerce
  • 1929: Elected to the KMT Central Executive Committee
  • 1932: Appointed special commissioner to study European industrial conditions, assigned to secure foreign aid for the development of China's national defense
  • 1933: Governor, Bank of China Minister of Finance Vice-Premier, Executive Yuan
  • 1937: Represented the Chinese National Government as special envoy during the coronation of King George VI Received honorary degree from Yale University
  • 1938 - 1939 : Premier, Executive Yuan President, Chinese-American Institute of Cultural Relations
  • 1948: Moved to New York, United States
  • 1967 August 15: Died, Long Island, New York

From the guide to the H. H. Kung papers, 1917-1949, 1919-1949, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945--China
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
  • China--Politics and government--1912-1949
  • Statesmen--China
  • Capitalists and financiers--Interviews
  • World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history
  • Finance, Public--China
  • China--Economic conditions--1912-1949
  • Finance, Public
  • Cabinet officers--Interviews

Occupations:

  • Statesmen--China

Places:

  • China (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)