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China

Overview

Hoover’s many Chinese collections document political, economic, and social developments during the revolution of 1911, the warlord period, the civil war, and the post-1949 period. Holdings on pre-1949 Republican China, including Nationalist government documents and Chinese Communist Party materials, are particularly robust. Also available are accounts of non-Chinese public servants, military officers, engineers, journalists, and scholars who shaped or witnessed developments in China.

Featured Collections

Chiang Kai-shek Diaries 蔣介石日記

Chinese military and political leader and former head of state of the Republic of China

Joshua B. Powers Collection

Materials regarding Homer Lea, military adviser to Sun Yat-sen and to the revolutionary movement in China

Francis E Stafford Photographs

US missionary in China, 1909–15 and 1932–33

T. V. Soong Papers 宋子文

Financier and official in the Chinese Nationalist government

H. H. Kung Papers 孔祥熙

Businessman and statesman in the Chinese Nationalist government

Chang Kia-ngau Papers 张嘉璈

Banker and official in the Chinese Nationalist government

Chen Cheng Collection 陳誠

Materials relating to Chinese communist activity in the Jiangxi Soviet Republic, 1931­–37

Yen Hui Ch’ing Typescript: An Autobiography 顏惠慶

Former premier of the Republic of China

Nym Wales (Helen Foster Snow) Papers

US journalist who reported from Yan’an, China, during the 1930s

Claire Lee Chennault Papers

Commanding officer of the American Volunteer Group in the Chinese Air Force’s “Flying Tigers”

Joseph Warren Stilwell Papers

US Army general in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II

Albert C. Wedemeyer Papers

US Army commander in the China and Southeast Asia theaters during World War II

Iris Chang Papers

US historian, journalist, and author, The Rape of Nanking

Lin Zhao Papers 林昭

Chinese dissident; prisoner, 1960–68

Chinese Cultural Revolution Collection

Newspaper issues, pamphlets, broadsides, and flyers issued by Red Guards

Hsiao-ting Lin Hoover Headshot

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.

 

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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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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Hoover Institution Library & Archives Hosts Workshop on Modern China

The second annual Hoover Institution workshop on modern China was held during August 4-5, 2014. Organized by archives staff, the workshop featured eight scholars from Europe, East Asia, and the United States who have done research in Hoover’s collections.

August 04, 2014
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Reconnecting with the <i>Long March Sketches</i>

Former state councilor of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Dai Bingguo, accompanied by his wife, Madame Huang Hao, visited the Hoover Institution Library and Archives on January 17, 2014. The delegation was led by Cui Tiankai (PRC ambassador to the United States) and Yuan Nansheng (San Francisco PRC consul general).

January 31, 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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Revisiting China at the Hoover Archives: Hoover holds summer workshop on modern China

Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ first summer workshop on modern China was held between August 5 and 15, 2013, at which time nine scholars from North America and Europe explored our archival collections and shared their research with the Hoover/Stanford community.

August 16, 2013
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Hoover Institution Library and Archives catalog for the exhibit on China receives 2013 Leab Award

The Association of College and Research Libraries’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Section has selected the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' exhibition catalog, A Century of Change: China 1911-2011, as the 2013 winner of the Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Award.

March 26, 2013
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Hoover Institution Library and Archives catalog for the exhibit on China receives 2013 Leab Award

The Association of College and Research Libraries’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Section has selected the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' exhibition catalog, A Century of Change: China 1911-2011, as the 2013 winner of the Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Award.

March 26, 2013
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Berlin professor discusses the Chinese Gulag at the Hoover Summer Archives Workshop on China and Russia

The Hoover Summer Workshop on China and Russia hosted a talk and discussion on the Chinese Gulag under Mao by Klaus Mühlhahn. Mühlhahn is a professor of Chinese history and culture at the Free University of Berlin who specializes in modern Chinese legal history. His Criminal Justice in China (Harvard University Press, 2009) won the American Historical Association’s Fairbank Prize and his PhD students are regular visitors to the Hoover Archive’s China collections.

August 13, 2012
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