I joined in a group of Chinese historians from the United States to visit Taiwan in the summer of 1998.  We were able to experience a bit of Taiwan's social, cultural, and political life.

A Buddhist temple in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.   Mid-month is the busiest time for prayers.

My friend and I are burning incense and making our prayer in the temple.

Rush Hour in the morning.  Taiwan people rely on mini motocycles between work place and home.   It is quicker and more concenient to steer in the busy traffic driving a motocycle like this.

In front of a temple near Ri Yue Tan (Sun & Moon Lake).

We are visiting Taiwan's National Archives and watching how they perserve the old documents.

Taiwna's Imperial Museum.  The statue of Chiang Kai-shek is overlooking the entrance of the museum.

Site of Taiwan's government.  A lot of tourists stop by to take pictures in front of the main entrance.  The two guards solute when a government car drives through.

A wax figure of Chiang Kai-shek in his office.  This is inside the Chiang Kai-shek memorial in Taipei.