Asia

The rare publications and archival materials assembled by government officials, diplomats, military personnel, businessmen, missionaries, journalists, scholars, and private individuals chronicle social, economic, and political conditions in Asian countries. While maintaining the library and archives’ strength in documenting Asia’s transformations in the late nineteenth to twentieth centuries, our collecting efforts also focus on contemporary affairs. 

History of Hoover's Asia Collection

Challenging traditional historiography, providing new historical interpretation

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Most of the items described in these guides are now available at the East Asia Library at Stanford University or Stanford Auxiliary Libraries (SAL 1 & 2). Please check Stanford's online libraries catalog for exact locations.
 
 
Berton, Peter, and Eugene Wu. Contemporary China: a Research Guide. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, 1967.
 
 
 
Israel, John. The Chinese Student Movement, 1927–1937: A Bibliographical Essay Based on the Resources of the Hoover Institution. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, 1959.
 
 
 
Nahm, Andrew C. Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1894–1910: A Checklist of Japanese Archives in the Hoover Institution. Stanford University, Calif.: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, 1959.
 
Widor, Claude. The Samizdat Press in China's Provinces, 1979–1981: An Annotated Guide. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1987.
 
 
Wu, Tien-wei. The Kiangsi Soviet Republic, 1931–1934: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of the Chen Cheng Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University, 1981.
 
 
Hoover Institution research fellow Hsiao-ting Lin

Delegation from the Party Literature Research Center of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee visits Hoover

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The delegation was led by Shengqun Yang, deputy director (vice minister) of the center, accompanied by Jianqi Yan, the center’s deputy secretary general, and four officials and researchers from the center.

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These little newspapers of the Red Guard

Hoover Acquires Communist Chinese Materials on the Cultural Revolution

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives have recently acquired more than two hundred pieces of historical materials relating to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a sociopolitical movement that took place in the People's Republic of China from 1966 through 1976. Set into motion by Mao Zedong, then chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, its goal was to enforce socialism by removing capitalist, traditional, and cultural elements from Chinese society and to impose Maoist orthodoxy within the party. This increment, which augments an earlier collection of Hoover’s Chinese Communist Party records contains nearly two hundred issues of the Red Guard “little newspapers” between 1967 and 1971 and other communist pamphlets, internal party documents, booklets, serial issues, and published speeches of communist leaders during this period.

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Japanese scholars visit the Hoover Institution

Japanese scholars visit the Hoover Institution

Monday, March 9, 2009

A group of Japanese scholars supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education visited the Hoover Institution in March to study its unique modern China collection so as to gain a better understanding of twentieth-century China.

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A street protest in Taipei in the late 1980s. Antigovernment demonstrations were

Hoover Acquires Papers of Taiwanese Independent Movement Leader

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives have recently acquired the personal papers of Tian Chaoming (1918–2010), a Japanese-educated physician well known for his efforts in promoting Taiwan’s democracy, human rights, and political independence. Among the materials Hoover has acquired are Tian’s manuscripts, his correspondence with political prisoners, and more than three hundred photos documenting anti-KMT political movements in the 1980s and the 1990s.

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New Finding Aids for Collections about China and Taiwan Posted Online

Friday, May 8, 2009

Finding aids to the China and Taiwan collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

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Hsiao-ting Lin (right), research fellow and curator of Hoover’s East Asian Colle

Legislative Delegation from Taiwan Visits Hoover

Monday, July 15, 2013

A bipartisan Taiwanese legislative delegation visited Hoover on Friday, July 12, 2013, as part of a diplomatic tour of the United States. The delegation included legislators Lin Yu-fang, Chen Tan-sun, Chan Kai-chin, and Wang Yu-min and officials from Taiwan’s foreign and defense ministries. Accompanied by Bruce Fuh, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, the delegation met and exchanged views on US-Taiwan relations with Hoover fellows.

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President Ma of Taiwan meets with Richard Sousa, director of the library and archives at the Hoover Institution

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The president of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, met with Richard Sousa, director of the library and archives at the Hoover Institution, at the presidential palace in Taiwan.

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From L to R: Yung-le Lin, Taiwanese foreign minister; Richard Sousa, senior asso

Taiwanese foreign minister Lin visits Hoover

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yung-le Lin, Taiwanese foreign minister, and Bruce J.D. Linghu, director of the Department of North American Affairs for the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry, visited the Hoover Institution on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, as part of their daylong visit to the San Francisco Bay area. Minister Lin, who has served in the ministry for more than three decades, has represented Taiwan in missions all over the world.

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Taiwanese vice foreign minister Lyushun Shen visits Hoover

Taiwanese vice foreign minister Lyushun Shen visits Hoover

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Taiwanese vice foreign minister Lyushun Shen visited the Hoover Institution on April 15, 2011, accompanied by Mr. Jack Chiang, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in San Francisco, and Ms. Li-fang Huang, a director at TECO. Hsiao-Ting Lin, research fellow and curator of the East Asian Collection at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, gave the visitors a tour of the new exhibit A Century of Change: China 1911–2011.

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Hsiao-ting Lin

Hsiao-ting Lin

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Default Fellow

Lisa Nguyen

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Kaoru "Kay" Ueda is Hoover's first-ever curator for the Japanese Diaspora Initiative.

Kaoru Ueda

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p: (650) 723-1007