The diarist and diplomat, Fu Bingchang, Foo Ping-sheung 傅秉常 (1896-1965) must surely be counted as one of China's most charming and charismatic personalities of the 20th century. Enter here and you will find, in their original form, the entire collection of Fu's written legacy; his 22 diaries, his "News of the Day" reports, important cablegrams, and numerous associated personal papers. The first diary entry takes place when Fu is in China, on his way to Chongqing, 10 November, 1939. His last and final entry is written in Taiwan on 14 July, 1965, just two weeks before his death from a heart attack.
Yee Wah Foo, University of Lincoln Project Director
This project could never have been realised without the generous help and support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) for International and Scholarly Exchange. Of equal value has been the support and close collaboration of our colleagues at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, The University of Lincoln, The University of Hong Kong, The University of Bristol, the London School of Economics and SOAS, University of London.