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July 13, 2012

Hoover's Workshop on China and Russia

 China and Russia
Map of China and Russia.

The Hoover Institution Archives is proud to announce its tenth annual Workshop on China and Russia, which will run from July 22 to August 3. The workshop has given more than one hundred visiting scholars the opportunity to study the Hoover Archives’ extensive collections on totalitarian regimes. This year will focus on the archives’ rich collections on China, Russia, and Iraq. We have invited fourteen experts from US and international universities and research centers, including researchers from the Ukrainian Archival Service, the Free University of Berlin, the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Harvard University, George Washington University, and the US Naval War College. The workshop thus brings invited guests together with Hoover fellows and Stanford faculty to conduct research in the Hoover Library and Archives and exchange ideas at lunchtime seminars. The Chinese KMT archives, the Archives of the Communist Party, and the recently acquired KGB archives and Ba’ath Party archives are among the archival sources that researchers will examine. Additionally, presentations by Robert Service and Amir Weiner will take place during the workshop.

The influence of the workshop extends well beyond the two weeks. For example, Mark Harrison and Andrei Markovich won the Russian National Prize for Applied Economics based on research done in the workshop, and a number of works emanating from the Ba’ath Party archives are now being published. Workshop participants have also contributed a substantial number of papers and books to the Hoover Digest, Policy Review, Hoover Press, and the Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and Cold War. For more information, see: http://www.hoover.org/research/projects-and-programs/soviet-archives/workshop/2012.