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Li-ka Shing Foundation workshop on Republican Chinese History

Ten scholars will discuss the significance Hoover's new collections of Republican Chinese archival materials and whether or not Republican history should be rewritten.

February 29, 2008 12:00am to March 1, 2008 12:00am

Stanford’s Hoover Institution has a significant collection of Republican Chinese archival materials.  Major recent additions include the diary of Chiang Kai-shek, microfilmed GMD central committee minutes during the Sino-Japanese war, GMD central committee materials of the 1950s, and T. V. Soong materials.

This workshop asks ten scholars to discuss their reading and evaluation of the significance of Hoover's new collections.  They will address the issues of whether Republican history is to be rewritten in light of the new materials, or because of recent studies of the PRC.

Part 1:  Friday, February 29, 4:00--6:30 p.m.
Roundtable discussion: An evaluation of the significance of Hoover's new collections

Part II:  Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Individual presentations: Will Republican history be rewritten because of the information in the newly available materials?

Part III: Saturday, March 1, 1:30--4:00 p.m.
Individual presentations: Republican history in light of recent studies of the PRC.


Timothy Cheek, University of British Columbia
Susan Glosser, Lewis and Clark University
Christian Henriot, Lyon University
William Kirby, Harvard University
Klaus Muehlhahn, Indiana University
Thomas Mullaney, Stanford University
Micah Muscolino, St. Mary’s College of California
Brett Sheehan, University of Southern California
Timothy Weston, University of Colorado, Boulder
Tatsuo Yamada, Open Air University
Wen-hsin Yeh, U.C. Berkeley