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Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

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.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

05 January 2008

The Gerald Warner Taiwan Image Collection


05 Jan 2008

Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US

Supplied note:
"The Gerald Warner Taiwan Image Collection [launched in Jan 2008 - ed.] is a photographic record of a US consul's impressions of urban and rural life in Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule. Totaling 340 photographs and postcards [masters were scanned as high resolution TIFs (4000 pixels across the long edge), and then converted to JPEG2000 for online display, and to JPEG for download - ed.] gathered by Warner between August 26, 1937 and March 8, 1941, these images provide a snapshot of Taiwan's hybrid culture of Chinese, Taiwanese, Austronesian, and Japanese influences.

The subjects represented are wide-ranging, including clothing, arboriculture, urban structures, agriculture, religious rituals, topography, highways, parks, and more. These digitized images have been researched and annotated to serve as a web-based encyclopedia of colonial Taiwan's material culture. Most of these photographs were taken for commercial purposes under conditions of colonial domination. Artistic license, ethnographic sensibilities and propagandistic intentions are all documented herein, revealing a cross-section of the early twentieth-century Japanese imperial imagination. Through the use of captions, staged "traditional" motifs, and colorization, cropping, and re-touching of photos, idealized portraits of Japan's largest tropical possession were disseminated throughout the empire and abroad.

To track the "careers" of these images in print, genealogical records have been created for each entry. By tracking the history of images as they re-appear in subsequent publications, the cumulative process through which photographs become icons of peoples, places, and practices can be charted. If you have information about an image in this collection, either to identify its contents, report a sighting or citing in another printed version, or to suggest a revision to an entry, please consider collaborating on this project. Communications in Chinese, Japanese, or English are welcome. - pb."

Site contents:
* Collection Guide to Terminology and Conventions; * Subject Headings [following the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) format - ed.]; * Supporting Material (Documents, Links); * Sources (Contributors, Bibliography); * About the Project (Project Leaders [Paul Barclay, Eric Luhrs - ed.], Lafayette Collaborators, Acknowledgement, Technical Details); * Search Images (All fields, by Title, by Subject, by Description, by Text on Front, by Text on Back, by Location, by Source, by Contributor); * Browse Images.

URL http://warner.lafayette.edu/

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

Link reported by: Barclay, Paul D (barclayp--at--lafayette.edu)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com