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Records of Guanxi Region
The development of Guanxi area began in 1791, when Wei Agui of Zhuqian Village arrived the east side of Xinpu. This collection comprises land records, personal contracts, licenses, and allotment agreements among devisees of the Zhang family of Hudu Village, as well as relevant documents about Wei Agui’s offspring. It is a source for understanding the development of Guanxi area, especially the developing trace of the Zhang family, the uniqueness of Hakka written language, and the early interactions between the plain aborigines and the Han settlers. Besides, these documents are precious for studying women’s life from the late Qing to the early Japanese colonial period.
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"Taiwan Diary Knowledge Bank" Now Online for Test Purpose
2009-08-05

The “Taiwan Diary Knowledge Bank” (URL: http://taco.ith.sinica.edu.tw/tdk/) on a wiki platform is established by digital archives group at Institute of Taiwan History (ITH). Now it is online for test purpose, and regular researchers of Academia Sinica have access to it. Other users can use it at Historical Records Reading Room, ITH.

This database embodies useful and precious published dairies, including dairies of Chang Li-jun (1906-1937) and diaries of Lin Hsien-t'ang (1927-1940, dairies from 1941 to 1955 will soon be added one after another), inclusive of the full text and annotations attached to them. Users are able to browse the dairy articles by date, and perform full-text search.

Diaries are daily records of one feels and acts, and also the records of social change. They are important historical materials for studying personal history, family history, and the development of economy, society and politics.


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