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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On China

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The fourth annual Hoover Institution workshop on China, entitled Transition and Transformation: China in the Twentieth Century, was held from August 1 to August 10. This year, the workshop was cosponsored with the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University of Berlin and featured eight speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and China, all of whom analyzed political, economic, social, and institutional factors leading to the transformation of China in the past century.

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Participants of the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes
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Professor Norman Naimark Cites Hoover As "The Most Interesting Archive In The World"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

On July 27th, Norman Naimark, a senior fellow at the Hoover and Freeman-Spogli Institutes and Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford, delivered a talk entitled "Before the Cold War: Europe and Stalin, 1944-49." Professor Naimark's talk was the keynote address of the Hoover Library & Archives 2016 Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes, which brings together scholars from across the world who use Hoover collections to study dictatorship and the global effects of totalitarian states.  Naimark, who has researched at Hoover for nearly fifty years, claimed Hoover to be "the most interesting archive in the world."

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Sun Yat-sen, undated
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China, Hong Kong, And Macao Postal Services Release Stamps Featuring Photographs From Hoover Archives

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The China, Hong Kong, and Macao postal services have announced the release of a new set of commemorative stamps that celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the first president of the Republic of China. The stamps feature images from Hoover’s Joshua Powers collection.

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Timothy Nunan is a Freigeist Fellow at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Uni-versität Berlin and the author of Humanitarian Invasion: Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan (Cambridge University Press, 2016). For more information about his
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Hoover Archives Visiting Fellow Explores Cold War Clashes Between Socialists And Islamists

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Timothy Nunan, a Freigeist Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin and recent Hoover Library & Archives research fellow describes his work on the encounter of the Soviet Union and socialists with Sunni and Shi’a Islamist movements during the Cold War.

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Dr. Samuel Helfont explains his research in the Ba‘th Party archive at the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes.
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Authoritarianism Beyond Borders: Mapping The Iraqi Ba‘th Party Outside Iraq

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dr. Samuel Helfont, a Lecturer in the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania, a Robert A. Fox Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a 2016 recipient of a research fellowship at Hoover Library & Archives, describes his research in the Ba‘th Party archive at Hoover.

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2016 Summer Firing Line Series

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution in Washington Hosts A Summer Series Dedicated To Firing Line.

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Participants of the 2016 Workshop on Political Economy
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Hoover Library & Archives Host The Third Annual Workshop On Political Economy

Thursday, July 14, 2016

From June 20 through June 24, 2016, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives brought together scholars from across the globe for its third annual Workshop on Political Economy. Organized by Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns, the workshop invites researchers from diverse fields to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. Participants spent the week pursuing individual research projects in the Hoover reading room and participating in daily roundtables and discussions dedicated to expanding interdisciplinary conversations surrounding economics, political theory, and history.

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Yingdan Lu is an MA student at Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies, where she focuses her research on media, technology, and Chinese society.
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Silas Palmer Fellow Yingdan Lu Explores The Pictorial Representation Of Chinese Women During The Cultural Revolution

Monday, July 11, 2016

Silas Palmer fellow Yingdan Lu, an MA student at Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies, describes her work with the Chinese Cultural revolution holdings at Hoover Archives.

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Kera Lovell is a PhD candidate in the American Studies department at Purdue University. Her dissertation is titled "Radical Manifest Destiny: Urban Green Space and the Battle for American Identity."

Silas Palmer Fellow Kera Lovell Explores Urban Green Spaces as Expressions of American Identity

Monday, July 11, 2016

Silas Palmer research fellow Kera Lovell explores urban green spaces as expressions of American identity.

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Silas Palmer research fellow Parks M. Coble is the James L. Sellers professor of history at the University of Nebraska

Hoover Archives Research Fellow Investigates the Hyperinflation and Collapse of Chiang Kai-shek’s China, 1944-1948

Monday, July 11, 2016

Hoover Archives research fellow Parks M. Coble, of the University of Nebraska, describes his research on the economic conditions in Chiang Kai-shek’s China in the 1940s.

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