Kuomintang Records


As the longest-enduring political party in Asia, the Kuomintang (KMT) was China's premier revolutionary party until it was defeated in 1949 by Chinese Communist Party forces and forced to relocate in Taiwan.

From 2003, the Hoover Institution worked with the KMT, or Nationalist Party of the Republic of China, to preserve the historical records held in the party's archives in Taipei. Many of the official party records were microfilmed in Taipei, with a use copy of the microfilm deposited at the Hoover Institution.

A searchable database guides researchers to relevant files on the microfilm. General information about the collection is available in the overview of the Zhongguo guo min dang records on the Online Archive of California.



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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 ...

Featured Publication

Breaking with the Past: The Kuomintang Central Reform Committee on Taiwan, 1950–52

by Ramon Myers and Hsiao-ting Lin

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Hoover-Oxford Workshop Examines Collections in the Hoover Institution’s Modern China Archives New Documents Reveal Insights on Reform Policies of Chiang Kai-shek and Kuomintang Party

Stanford—Scholars examining acquisitions in the Modern China Archives, held by the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, are reassessing important events and leaders of twentieth-century China. “The newly available historical materials open up a window to understanding China,” said Hoover research fellow Tai-chun Kuo, who is a workshop coordinator, along with Steve Tsang, of Oxford University.

September 27, 2010
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Thirty-three Thousand Records Added to Kuomintang Database

Descriptions of three collections, totaling more than 33,000 entries, have been added to the Kuomintang (KMT) database. This Chinese-language, searchable database guides researchers to relevant reels of KMT microfilm. The microfilm is available in the Hoover Archives reading room.

April 22, 2009
Kuomintang Microfilming Project Hits Million-Page Mark

More than one million pages of Kuomintang (KMT) documents have been microfilmed since the Hoover-KMT collaboration began in 2003. Among the series newly available at Hoover are the New Life Movement archive and the Wu Zhihui archive.

March 13, 2009
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