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Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

05 June 2005

The East Asian [Digital] Collection


University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US

Supplied note:
"[T]here are two collections here. One is the Holmes Welch collection (mostly of religious themes) and one is called the Tianjin collection (mostly of the war). As you can see, they are amazing. There presence at Wisconsin is thanks to Thomas Hahn (now at Cornell) who acquired them during his all too short stay in the frigid Midwest [...] and the staff at the Madison library, especially Victoria Chu [...] Best, Brett."

"The Holmes Welch Collection - Holmes Hinkley Welch (1921-1981) was a twentieth century eminent scholar on modern Chinese religions, especially Buddhism. After Welch's death, his family donated his library collection to Memorial Library, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This collection includes different materials and media, among which are hundreds of photographs, where most have never been published or circulated. In an effort to make these photographs more accessible, a digitization project of selected photographs is underway. The collection of digitized photographs is mostly about religious life in China and Hong Kong, between the 1930s and 1960s. The images capture different aspects of the Chinese Buddhist monastic life as well as Chinese Buddhist architecture. [....] The Tianjin or China in the 1930s Collection - The majority of images in this collection are connected with the military, including the Chinese 19th Route Army, the US 15th Infantry Regiment at China Service, and the Japanese Army. Many depict scenes of the Japanese invasion and Chinese defense, the Sino-Japanese Conflict (1937-1945), and the World War II theatre in China. The other images in this collection portray village and city lives, street scenes, and Chinese architecture. [...] * Related materials: Africa Focus; Portal to Asian Internet Resources; SouthEast Asian Images and Text Project; South and Southeast Asia Video Archive."


Internet Archive (www.archive.org)
[the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by:
Brett Sheehan (bsheehan@wisc.edu), forwarded by Marilyn Levine (mlevine@lcsc.edu)

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