A considerable portion of the Taiwan collections are from the Chinese Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), and KMT officials active between the 1970s and 2000s, when democratization and economic development policies were shaped. Also available are campaign materials of the Democratic Progressive Party, in power from 2000 to 2008, and English-language materials by and about Westerners and foreign entities who engaged with Taiwan around VJ Day. 

Leizhen Memoir

Leading figure of the early pro-democracy movement in Taiwan

George Kerr papers, Box 1 Folder 2, Hoover Institution Archives



Chiang Kai-shek Diaries 蔣介石日記

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

Lei Zhen Papers 雷震

Human rights activist and opponent of Chiang Kai-shek and KMT rule in post-1949 Taiwan

Wang Sheng Papers 王昇

Lieutenant general, Republic of China army; director, General Political Warfare Department, 1975–83

Wang Yue–che Papers 王玉麒

Colonel, Republic of China army; aide-de-camp to General Oskar Munzel; military adviser to Chiang Kai-shek 

Tian Chaoming Papers田朝明

Taiwanese political activist

Huang Jie Diaries黃杰日記

Governor of Taiwan, 1962–69, and minister of defense, 1969–72

George H. Kerr Papers

US diplomat

Charles Maynard Cooke Papers

Admiral, US Navy; unofficial adviser to Chiang Kai-shek, 1950–51

Paul Vander Meer Papers

US geographer and author, Farm-plot dispersal, Lu-liao Village, Taiwan

Shen Keqin Papers沈克勤

Writer and diplomat

Taiwanese Pictorial Collection

Photographs and postcards of Taiwan, 1868­–1949

Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction Miscellaneous Records

US-Taiwan development agency, 1964–72


Miscellaneous materials

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Taiwan Archival Collections     Taiwan Library Materials

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.

Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.

Thirty-three Thousand Records Added to Kuomintang Database

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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.

Timothy Chin-tien Yang, minister of foreign affairs for the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy Yang Visits the Hoover Institution

Friday, December 4, 2009

In his visit to the Hoover Institution, Timothy Chin-tien Yang, minister of foreign affairs for the Republic of China (Taiwan), met with John Raisian, the Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director, and toured the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.




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