Many responsible scholars, journalists and researchers from around the world have written about Wang Jingwei’s life and work. Since many other published sources contain factual errors and distortions with little or no input from eye witnesses to the events in question, the Wang Jingwei Trust offers the following list of published works to those who wish to learn more about the events and motivations that informed Wang Jingwei’s life and the circumstances that governed his thoughts and actions within the proper context.

As Wang Jingwei studies evolve. the Wang Jingwei Trust will continue to add books, journal articles, chapters in multi-author works and Internet content that provide accurate information and interpretations of Wang Jingwei’s life and work. Published historians and scholars, professors at accredited academic institutions and post-graduate students are encouraged to recommend document and links to articles and other writings for the Wang Jingwei Trust to review with the goal of creating the most and complete understanding of this complex and often misunderstood individual.

Barrett, David P. “Ideological Foundations of the Wang Jingwei Government: Rural Pacification, the New Citizens Movement and the Greater East Asia War.” Paper presented at the Jinbainian lai Zhong-Ri guanxi yantaohui [Conference of Sino-Japanese Relations in the Last One Hundred Years], Hong Kong, 1990.
———. “The Wang Jingwei Regime, 1940-1945: Continuities and Disjunctures with Nationalist China.” In Chinese Collaboration with Japan, 1932-1945: The Limits of Accommodation, edited by David Barrett and Larry Shyu, 102-115. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Boorman, Howard L, Richard C. Howard, and Joseph K.H. Cheng, eds. Biographical Dictionary of Modern China. Vol. 3. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.
———. “Wang Ching-wei: A Political Profile.” In Revolutionary Leaders of Modern China, edited by Chün-tu Hsüeh, 295-391. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971.
———. “Wang Ching-wei: China’s Romantic Radical,” Political Science Quarterly 79, no.4 (December 1964).

Boyle, John Hunter. “The Road to Sino-Japanese Collaboration: the Background to the Defection of Wang Ching-wei.” In Monumenta Nipponica 25, nos. 3-4 (1970).
———. China and Japan at War, 1937-1945: the Politics of Collaboration. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1972.

Brook, Timothy. Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China. Harvard University Press, 2005.
———. “Collaborationist Nationalism in Occupied Wartime China,” in Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities, edited by Timothy Brook and Andre Schmid, 159-90. University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Bunker, Gerald E. The Peace Conspiracy: Wang Ching-wei and the China War, 1937-1941. Cambridge: Harvard East Asia Series 67, 1972.

Cai, Dejin. “Relations between Chiang Kai-shek and Wang Ching-wei during the War Against Japan: An Examination of Some Problems.” Trans. Lloyd Eastman. Republican China 14, no. 2 (April 1989).

Chen, Jianyue. “Chen Gongbo (1892-1946) and Chinese National Salvation.” PhD diss., University of Toledo, 1999.
———.“American Studies of Wang Jingwei.” World History Review Vol. 2 (2004).

Chiu, Ming-wah. “Resistance, Peace and War: The Central China Daily News, the South China Daily News and the Wang Jingwei Clique during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.” Master Thesis, University of Hong Kong, 2005.

Chiu, Lawrence M.W. “The South China Daily News and Wang Jingwei’s Peace Movement,1939-41.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol.50 (2010)

Feng, Chongyi. “Betrayal or Loyalty? A Comment on Roy’s Revealing a Secret Comintern Message to Wang Jingwei.” China Report 24, no.1 (Jan-Mar 1988).

Henriot, Christian and Wen-hsin Yeh, eds. In the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Shanghai under Japanese Occupation (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Jiang, Yongjing. “Hu Shi and Wang Jingwei: Discussions on Sino-Japanese Issues before and after the War of Resistance against Japan.” Trans. Sylvia Chia. Chinese Studies in History 42, no.1 (Fall 2008).

Jordan, Donald A. “Shifts in Wang Ching-wei’s Japan Policy during the Kuomintang Factional Struggle of 1931-1932.” Asian Profile 12, no.3 (1984).

Kobayashi, Motohiro and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi. “An Opium Tug-of-War: Japan versus the Wang Jingwei Regime.” Trans. Aaron Skabelun. In Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952, edited by Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, 344-359. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Lin, Han-sheng. “Wang Ching-wei and the Japanese Peace Efforts.” PhD diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1967.

Lin, Han-sheng. “A new look at Chinese nationalist ‘Appeasers.’” In China and Japan: Search for Balance Since World War I, edited by Alvin D. Coox and Hilary Conroy. 211-241. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, Inc., 1978.

Han-sheng Lin, “Wang Ching-wei and Chinese Collaboration.” Peace and Change 1,  no. 1 (Fall 1972): 17-35.

Hwang, Dongyoun. “Wang Jingwei, the Nanjing Government and the Problem of Collaboration.” PhD diss., Duke University, 1999.
———. “Wartime Collaboration in Question: An Examination of the Postwar Trials of the Chinese Collaborators.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 6, no.1 (March 2005).

Lin Han-sheng. “Chou Fo-hai: The Diplomacy of Survival.” In Diplomats in Crisis: United States-Chinese-Japanese Relations, 1919-1941, edited by Richard D. Bruns and Edward M.Bennett. 171-193. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 1974.

MacKinnon,Stephen R. ed. China at War: Regions of China, 1937-1945, Stanford University Press, 2007

Martin, Brian G. “Collaboration within Collaboration: Zhou Fohai’s Relations with the Chongqing Government, 1942-1945.” Twentieth-Century China 34, no.2 (April 2009).
———. “In My Heart I Opposed Opium: Opium and the Politics of the Wang Jingwei Government, 1940-45.” European Journal of East Asian Studies 2, no.2 (2003).

Mitter, Rana. “1911: The Unanchored Chinese Revolution.” China Quarterly, no.208 (December 2011).

Musgrove, Charles D. “Cheering the Traitor: The Post-War Rrial of Chen Bijun, April 1946 [widow of Wang Jingwei].” Twentieth-Century China 30, no.2 (April 2005).

Odani, Akira. “Wang Ching-wei and the Fall of the Chinese Republic, 1905-1935.” PhD diss., Brown University, 1975.

Pao Tao, Chia-lin. “The Role of Wang Ching-wei during the Sino-Japanese War.” PhD diss., Indiana University, 1971.

Roux, Alain. “From Revenge to Treason: Political Ambivalence among Wang Jingwei’s Labor Union Supporters.” In In the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Shanghai under Japanese Occupation, edited by Christian Henriot and Wen-hsin Yeh, 209-228. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

So, Wai Chor, “The Making of the Guomindang’s Japan Policy, 1923-1937: The Roles of Chiang Kai-shek and Wang Jingwei.” Modern China 28,no.2 (April 2002).
———. “Race, Culture, and the Anglo-American Powers: The Views of Chinese Collaborators.” Modern China 37, no. 1 (January 2011).
———. “National Identity, Nation and Race: Wang Jingwei’s Early Revolutionary Ideas, 1905-1911.” Journal of Modern Chinese History 4, no.1 (June 2010).

Tang, Leang-li. The Inner History of the Chinese Revolution. London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1930.
———. Wang Ching-wei: A Political Biography. China United Press, 1931.

Wang, Ching-wei. China’s Problems and Their Solution. Shanghai: China United Press, 1934.

Wang, Ke-wen. “After the United Front: Wang Jingwei and the Left Guomindang.” Republican China 18, no.2 (April 1993).
———. “Irreversible Verdict? Historical Assessments of Wang Jingwei in the People’s Republic and Taiwan.” Paper prepared for the Conference of the Historical Society for 20th Century China, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2000.
———. “Sun Yatsen, Wang Jingwei, and the Guangzhou Regimes, 1917-1925.” Republican China 22, no.1 (November 1996).
———. “Wang Jingwei and the 1911 Revolution.” In China Reconstructs, edited by Cindy Yik-Yi and Ricardo K.S. Mak, 63-81. University Press of America, 2003.
———. “Wang Jingwei and the Policy Origins of the ‘Peace Movement,’ 1932-1937.” In Chinese Collaboration with Japan, 1932-1945: The Limits of Accommodation, edited by David Barrett and Larry Shyu, 21-37. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Zanasi, Margherita
“Globalizing Hanjian: The Suzhou Trials and the Post-WWII Discourse on Collaboration.” American Historical Review, Vol. 113, no. 2 (June 2008), 731-751.
———. Saving the Nation: Economic Modernity in Republican China, The University of Chicago Press 2006

Click here for Wang Jingwei’s other political writings.

Wang Jingwei was known to be one of modern China’s great orators. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Wang’s public speeches could be truly spell-binding and persuasive. Yet recordings of his speeches are few in number and exceedingly rare today. These nine recordings, some in Cantonese, others in Southwestern Mandarin, provide a sample for researchers to experience the tone and cadence of Wang’s speechmaking. The texts of Wang’s many other speeches not included here can be found on this page.


,一九三九年七月二十二日.  點此查閱.

“Clarifying Two Types of Doubts,” 22 July 1939.  Read text here.

(廣東話) (in Cantonese)

<兩種懷疑心理之解釋>,一九三九年七月二十二日 (廣東話)

(西南官話) (in Southwestern Mandarin)

<兩種懷疑心理之解釋>,一九三九年七月二十二日 (西南官話)




“How to Achieve Peace?” 9 August 1939 (in Cantonese) Introduction likely by Lin Bosheng. Read text here.

<怎樣實現和平>,一九三九年八月九日 (廣東話)




Broadcast to the Japanese on the Nationalist Government’s Return to the Capital, 30 March 1940 (in Southwestern Mandarin). Read text here.

<國民政府還都對日廣播>,一九四〇年三月三十日 (西南官話)



黨治同民主政治的關係,日期不詳 (西南官話)點此查閱.

The Relations between Party Rule and Democracy. Date unknown (in Southwestern Mandarin) Read text here.


Since the 1980s, Ho Mang Hang had been collecting materials and writings by and about Wang Jingwei. With the goal to present a more complete picture of the revolutionary, he made photo-copies and handwritten copies of archival material, so that they can be shared by researchers and members of the public alike. He also compiled Wang Jingwei’s published works into volumes, which were donated to libraries around the world. Please see Ho’s work here.


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