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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.

12 January 2009

[The 19th c. Images of] Formosa


12 Jan 2009

Reed College, Portland, OR, US

"This digital library gathers together a large body of primarily European and American images of the island of Taiwan -- called 'Formosa' by foreign visitors in the 19th Century -- and its various peoples. These textual representations, woodcuts, maps, and linguistic data were originally published in European and North American books and journals during the 19th Century, but are not easily accessible to those interested in the history of Taiwan today. Users are encouraged to examine the engravings, woodcuts, etchings and sketches of landscapes, people, architecture, boats and implements by selecting increasing magnifications of those Images included in the library."

Site contents:
* Introduction;
* Maps (Island maps, Place-name maps, Locality maps, Map catalog);
* Texts [19th-Century European & North American Encounters with Taiwan: A Bibliography of Texts Input - 59 references];
* Images [by Category: Architecture, Landscape, Implements, People, Boats; by Individual Portfolio: Thomson - 1875, Fischer - 1900, Garnot - 1894, Ibis - 1877, Taylor - 1888, The Illustrated London News - 1859];
* Linguistic data;
* Timeline; * Search; * Feedback; * Credits.

URL http://academic.reed.edu/formosa/formosa_index_page/Formosa_index.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://academic.reed.edu/formosa/formosa_index_page/Formosa_index.html

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

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