history

New exhibit showcases Chinese posters

About 50 posters, on view at the East Asia Library through April 24, show propaganda messages and artwork produced during Mao Zedong’s rule in China.

Stanford celebrates a life and legacy of inspiration

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute offers tools of peace, justice to a new generation. On Jan. 18, the King Institute will hold its annual open house to celebrate the Nobel laureate’s legacy of peace and justice.

Historian Harold Kahn dies at 88

Harold L. Kahn, a professor emeritus who helped create a generation of leading U.S. scholars in Chinese and Japanese history, died on Dec. 11.

Benjamin Franklin, social genius of the 18th century?

Stanford American historian Caroline Winterer examined thousands of Benjamin Franklin’s letters as part of her research on the 18th century, which she argues was the first age of extensive social networks.