Caretaker of Chinese History
Publication Date: January 2008
Series: Hoover Digest
Keywords: Chinese History; Hoover Archives
In April 2008, Hoover Senior Associate Director Richard Sousa visited Shanghai, where three new books had been published about T. V. Soong, an influential figure in twentieth-century Chinese history. The Hoover Institution has long concentrated on collecting historical documents on China, dating from the Institution’s beginning with acquisitions made by Herbert Hoover, who worked in Tianjin as a young man. In this interview with Xinmin Weekly reporter He Lidan, Sousa discusses the Hoover Institution’s interest in preserving modern Chinese history for scholars.