Chen (Dr. Theodore Hsi-en) Papers Edit




  • circa 1940s-1971 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)



  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Dr. Theodore Hsi-en Chen Papers, Collection no. 3266, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

  • Abstract

    The Theodore H.E. Chen Papers are administrative and faculty papers from Dr. Chen's chairing of the East Asian Studies Center and its predecessors from 1960-71. There are some materials from the 40s and 50s, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on Dr. Chen's career. Theodore H.E. Chen (Ph.D. '39) was chairman of USC's Department of Asian Studies from 1940 to 1968, and from 1960 to 1971 he directed the East Asian Studies Center, in support of which he had obtained the first federal grants. He also secured outside funding for a project to help train and advise high school teachers of Chinese and Japanese. A native of Fuzhou, China, he was president of Fukien Christian University in 1946 and 1947 while on leave to participate in postwar rehabilitation. He also helped organize Tunghai University in Taiwan as a representative of the United Board of Christian Colleges. He was the author of nine books, including Thought Reform of Chinese Intellectuals, Maoist Educational Revolution and Chinese Education since 1949. Dr. Chen died May 7, 1991.