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A SET OF TWELVE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Including Works by Wang Jingwei (1883-1944)
1. Drafts of Shuangzhaolou Poems
One printed book
25 x 15.5 cm. (9 78 x 6 18 in.)
Printed in 1950
Eight collector’s seals
PROVENANCE: Previously from the collection of Wang Wenxing
LITERATURE: Wang Jingwei Poetry-Newly Edited, China Times Publishing Co., Taipei, 2019, p. 3.

2. Sao Ye Ji
One thread-bound book handwritten by He Xiufeng (1898-1970)
19.9 x 14.7 cm. (7 78 x 5 34 in.)

3. Unpublished Shuangzhaolou Poems
One thread-bound book with loose pages, handwritten by He Xiufeng (1898-1970)
37 x 22.3 cm. (14 58 x 8 34 in.)
Dated 1962
LITERATURE: Wang Jingwei Poetry-Newly Edited, China Times Publishing Co., Taipei, 2019, pp. 108-111.

4. Unpublished Shuangzhaolou Poems and Poems by Chen Bijun
Eight pages handwritten by He Yingfu
LITERATURE: Wang Jingwei Poetry-Newly Edited, China Times Publishing Co., Taipei, 2019, pp. 112-113.
NOTE: #3 and #4 contain poems by Wang Jingwei and Chen Bijun that have not been included in the Collection of Shuangzhaolou Poems and are the only written records of these poems.

5. Drafts of Shuangzhaolou Poems
One printed book
30.5 x 18 cm. (12 x 7 18 in.)
Printed in 1942

6. Poems of Chen Gongbo and Lin Ruheng
Twelve loose handwritten pages

7. Poems of Wang Jingwei and others
Calligraphed by Ho Mang Hang
Two self-bound books

8. Poems in Running Script
Calligraphed by Wang Chenghui
Loose pages
Various sizes, approximately 26 x 14.7 cm. (10 14 x 5 34 in.)
NOTE: Wang Chenghui was the son of Wang Qin, who was in turn the son of Wang Zhaoquan (Wang Jingwei’s cousin)

9. Shuishanguan Poems of Wang Quan (1828-1891)
Blue Ink Thread-bound book
29.6 x 17.7 cm. (11 58 x 7 in.)
Printed in 1943

10. Shuishanguan Poems of Wang Quan (1828-1891)
Black Ink Thread-bound book
29.6 x 17.7 cm. (11 58 x 7 in.)
Printed in 1943
NOTE: Accompanying a letter by Wang Qin, nephew of Wang Jingwei and brother of Wang Qi
It explains that the books were compiled by Wang Jingwei’s third older brother and presented to Wang. There are multiple seals throughout. Marginalia by Zhu Dicha, Zhu Zhixin's father.

11. Shuishanguan Poems of Wang Quan (1828-1891)
Red Ink Thread-bound book
29.7 x 17.7 cm. (11 34 x 7 in.)
Printed in 1943

12. Poems of Three Masters of Eastern Guangdong by Shen Shiliang (1823-1860)
Thread-bound book
24.2 x 13.9 cm. (9 12 x 5 12 in.)
Printed in 1895
One collector’s seal of Ho Mang Hang

13. Collected Works of Tao Yuanming by Xiao Tong (501-531)
A set of four printed books
19.8 x 13 cm. (7 34 x 5 18 in.)
Printed in 1925

NOTE:
Originally named Wenjie, Ho Mang Hang was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong, and graduated from the Department of Agriculture Economics in Jinling University. Since his mother’s family had been active in the 1911 Revolution, Ho had been acquainted with Wang Jingwei and his family since childhood. In 1939, Ho married Wang Jingwei’s daughter Wang Wenxing (Zhongyun). He left for Hong Kong in 1948 and later took up a position as Laboratory Superintendent in the Botany Department in Hong Kong University. After retiring in 1980, he devoted his time to gathering and studying materials and documents written by and related to Wang Jingwei. In 2010, Ho co-founded the Wang Jingwei Irrevocable Trust with his wife.
Literature
Wang Jingwei Poetry-Newly Edited, China Times Publishing Co., Taipei, 2019, p. 3. (#1)
Wang Jingwei Poetry-Newly Edited, China Times Publishing Co., Taipei, 2019, pp. 108-111. (#3)
Wang Jingwei Poetry-Newly Edited, China Times Publishing Co., Taipei, 2019, pp. 112-113. (#4)
Post Lot Text
Wang Jingwei remains one of the most fascinating and complex political and literary figures in modern Chinese history. As a revolutionary, Wang played an important role in the fall of the Qing dynasty and called for democratic and social reforms during the 1920s and the 1930s, before becoming a leader of the Peace Movement during the Second Sino-Japanese War. An accomplished calligrapher, poet, writer and friend to many artists, Wang is also well-known for his collection of poetry, titled Shuangzhaolou shicigao, including Xiaoxiuji (A Little Rest) and Saoyeji (Brush Leaves) collections. A selection of poems and translation has been published in Poems of Wang Ching-wei (London, Allen & Unwin, 1938).
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