Hoover Institution Featured in China’s Phoenix TV Documentary

Monday, March 23, 2009
Chiang Kai-shek Diaries
Chiang Kai-shek Diaries

A Chinese-language television documentary on Chiang Kai-shek, T. V. Soong, and H. H. Kung that includes extensive footage shot at the Hoover Institution can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube.

The documentary by Phoenix TV features Hoover’s Chinese collections, archival staff, visiting researchers, and donors of archival materials. Among the highlights from Hoover are

-Hoover’s "Unlocking Chinese History Exhibit," the Chiang Kai-shek diaries, Hoover preservationists and other staff, and researchers in reading room (at 0:45 and 7:30) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uEsNQopRI0

-Senior Associate Director Richard Sousa and Laurette Feng at the Modern China Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents seminar and press conference in Shanghai, sponsored by the Hoover Institution and Fudan University (at 1:05) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aHvxw8RZj0

-Professor Wu Jingping sifting through boxes of the T. V. Soong papers in the Hoover Archives reading room (at 2:50) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFN0vQrt1aM

-Researchers Hsiao-ting Lin and Wu Jingping examining materials from the Soong papers (at 3:38) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xghgo7MTsH4

-Interview with Leo Soong (in English) and shots of Shirley Soong, T. V. Soong materials, and the Chiang Kai-shek diaries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEn-CwLtRWs

-Closing episode, with footage of Hoover’s East Asia vault and archives’ stacks (at 6:48) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FcTwOHoLRg