March 2006, Ma Ying-Jeou (right), chairman of the Kuomintang and mayor of Taipei, Taiwan, shown here with Hoover
fellows George Shultz (left) and Ramon Myers (background), spends the day at Hoover. In addition to touring the Institution,
Ma makes remarks at the ceremony opening the Chiang Kai-shek diaries (covering the period 1917 to 1931) to researchers.
The diaries, held in the Hoover Archives, are an integral part of Hoover’s Modern China Research Project, which focuses
on collecting materials from China and on conducting research on the political and economic evolution of China in the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In March 2008, Ma was elected president of Taiwan.