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The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

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Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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State Is Family: State-Sponsored Filiality and China’s Empire-to-Nation Transformation

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The relationship between family and state was central to China’s empire-to-nation transformation. My book project, State Is Family, explores this fundamental relationship with a specific focus on the legalized cult of filiality and its modern appropriation.

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Historian Of America’s Polish Diaspora Visits The Hoover Library & Archives

Thursday, July 19, 2018

There are about ten million Americans of Polish descent living in the United States and interest in the history of that community is growing in Poland.  Professor Joanna Wojdon of Wrocław University is one of Poland’s top specialists in Polish American studies.

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Hoover Archivists Pioneer The Field Of Audio Preservation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hoover’s audio holdings and innovative preservation efforts were featured in the spring edition of the journal of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in an article by Hoover sound recording specialist Brandon Burke.

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History Matters: A Fellow Makes Sense Of China’s Present Through Its Past

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Glenn Tiffert, a Visiting Fellow, is among a new breed of historians who are marshalling digital technologies and the tools of data science to probe the past.  A specialist on twentieth-century China, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of Michigan...

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Nana Osei-Opare
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‘Forward Ever’: Post-Colonial Capitalism And Socialism In Ghana, 1957-1966

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On March 6, 1957, the first African socialist revolution commenced. With an estimated population of six million, the tiny new country, Ghana, captivated the globe’s attention. Its first prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), confidently claimed that Ghana would “show that after all the black man [wa]s capable of managing his own affairs.”

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We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam Panel
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Panel Discussion On The Vietnam War Opens New Exhibition

Monday, June 4, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism.

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Jerzy Kwiatkowski at the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin
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485 Days At Majdanek By Jerzy Kwiatkowski

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin (Poland) was founded in November 1944 on the grounds of the former German concentration camp. Our mission is to commemorate the victims, preserve the relics and document the history of the camp.

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Polish Scholar Researching Ignacy Jan Paderewski In The Hoover Archives

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tomasz Schramm, professor of political history of the 19th and 20th centuries at the University of Poznań in Poland, has gone through Hoover’s extensive materials on Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860−1941), pianist and statesman.  He was particularly interested in documentation on Paderewski’s crucial contributions to the recovery of Poland’s independence, the one hundredth anniversary of which is celebrated this year.

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