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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.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

12 November 2008

Gerald Warner Taiwan Image Collection


12 Nov 2008

Special Collections & College Archives, Lafayette College Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US

"[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 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. [...]

The digititized collection can be searched, browsed by image or by subject [using 114 thematic categories - ed.], and sorted in various ways. The interface allows users to select images and create temporary personal collections that can be saved locally. Users can also zoom, pan, crop, compare images, and create slideshows as detailed in the help pages. This site uses Chinese and Japanese fonts, so please make sure that your browser and operating system can display East Asian characters.

[...] Gerald Warner was born in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1907. He commenced his East Asia foreign service as US vice consul at Tianjin (1931) and at Mukden (1934). Warner worked as language officer in Tokyo from 1935 and as consul at Taipei in 1937. After three and a half years in Taiwan, he was appointed consul at Tokyo in February 1941."

Site contents:
* Collection Guide; * Subject Headings; * Supporting Material (Related Image Collections, Documents, Links); * Sources (Contributors, Bibliography); * About the Project (Project Leaders, Lafayette Collaborators, Acknowledgements, Technical Details: scanners, resolution, image format, servers, metadata).

[The Gerald Warner Taiwan Image Collection is now listed in the online index of "Asian & Pacific Studies - Historical Photographs. Canberra: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), The Australian National University. [coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPages/AsianPages/Asian-Historical-Photographs.html - ed.]

URL http://warner.lafayette.edu/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://warner.lafayette.edu/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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