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China & Greater Asia Collections

Overview

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. 

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Hsiao-ting Lin

Curator, Modern China & Taiwan Collection / Research Fellow

Hsiao-ting Lin is a research fellow and curator of the Modern China and Taiwan collection at the Hoover Institution, for which he collects material on China and Taiwan, as well as China-related materials in other East Asian countries. He holds a BA in political science ...

ADDITIONAL GUIDES

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.

 

Chan, Ming K. Historiography of the Chinese Labor Movements, 1895–1949: A Critical Survey and Bibliography of Selected Chinese Source Materials at the Hoover Institution. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, 1981.

 

I-mu. Unofficial Documents of the Democracy Movement in Communist China, 1978–1981: Chung-kuo Min Chu Yun Tung Tzu Liao: A Checklist of Chinese Materials in the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford, Calif.: East Asian Collection, Hoover Institution, 1986.

 

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.

 

Kiyohara, Michiko. China Watching by the Japanese: Reports and Investigations from the First Sino-Japanese War to the Unification of China Under the Communist Party: A Checklist of Holdings In the East Asian Collection, Hoover Institution. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1987.

 

Mote, Frederick W. Japanese-sponsored Governments in China, 1937–1945: An Annotated Bibliography Compiled from Materials in the Chinese Collection of the Hoover Library. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1954.

 

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, Eugene. Lea​ders of Twentieth-century China: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Chinese Biographical Works in the Hoover Library. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1956.

 

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.

 

Xue, Jundu. The Chinese Communist Movement, 1921–1937: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Materials in the Chinese Collection of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Palo Alto: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, 1960.

 

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Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection Now Open

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives are pleased to announce the opening of the Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection. 

August 11, 2014
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New Collection Sheds Light on Postwar Okinawa

The Hoover Institution Archives has acquired the papers of Forrest Ralph Pitts (1924-2014), emeritus professor of the geography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

April 02, 2014
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Chinese ambassador to the United States visits the Hoover Archives

Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States, visited the Hoover Institution and toured its modern China collections on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

October 15, 2013
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Hoover Institution is seeking clarity on the ownership of the Chiang family diaries and papers

The Hoover Institution of Stanford University is working diligently to seek clarity on the ownership of the Chiang family diaries and papers on deposit at the Hoover Institution. The Institution has filed an interpleader action (a process by which a party asks a court to determine the ownership interests of property with multiple claimants) to enlist assistance from the Court. The Hoover Institution is not adverse to any party but has determined this as the appropriate next step after being unable, for several years, to resolve competing ownership claims.

September 24, 2013 Stanford
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Hoover Acquires Personal Papers of Well-Known Chinese Industrialist and Entrepreneur

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives recently acquired the personal papers of Song Feiqing (1898—1956), best known for his role in modern China’s industrialization and promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship in China.

August 13, 2013
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Legislative Delegation from Taiwan Visits Hoover

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.

July 15, 2013
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Chiang Kai-shek’s Secret Military Advisers Unveiled

For decades after his defeat by the Chinese Communists in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek relied heavily and almost exclusively on the United States to defend and consolidate his island redoubt, Taiwan, against the communist invasion. Under the facade of an ostensibly formidable US-Taiwan alliance during the cold war, however, Chiang would, from time to time, turn to his erstwhile enemies in World War II for military advice.

May 13, 2013
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Taiwanese foreign minister Lin visits Hoover

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.

March 06, 2013
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Joseph Stilwell’s Diaries, 1900–1939 and 1945–46, Available Online

Joseph Stilwell began his diary in the early 1900s and kept it up, to a greater or lesser extent, until his death in 1946. Now those decades of diaries, including observations on his travels through China, Japan, and the Philippines before World War II, are available on the Hoover Archives website. They supplement Stilwell’s World War II diaries, transcriptions of which Hoover has offered online since 2005. All are part of the Joseph W. Stilwell papers at Hoover.

February 14, 2013
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