The Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci (Rome) are excited to announce a joint project aimed at describing, digitizing, translating, and disseminating the records of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) related to China from 1969 through 1989.

The PCI records on China are held by the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci and have never before consulted or analyzed by scholars. They are a rich resource for understanding the last decades of the Cold War, the unique policy positions of the Italian Communist Party, and social and political change in China in the 1970s and 1980s.

The collaboration between the History and Public Policy Program and the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci will result in these materials becoming freely available online. The Wilson Center’s Digital Archive (www.DigitalArchive.org) will serve as the principal platform for distributing scans of the original PCI documents and English-language translations to the public.

The History and Public Policy Program is directed by Dr. Christian Ostermann. The Fondazione Istituto Gramsci is directed by Dr. Silvio Pons.