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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.
"Kuo Hsueh-Hu Paintings and Papers" has Released

Kuo Hsueh-Hu (1908-2012), one of Taiwan's first-generation gouache painters, was born in Dadaocheng, Taipei. During Japanese-ruled period, He was renowned as a Toyoga (Japanese painting) painter active in the official art exhibitions at the young age, and also a founding member of painting societies which aimed at promoting the research and creation of Toyoga in Taiwan. After World War II in 1946, Kuo participated in the founding of Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition, and sought to get more opportunities for the sale of paintings by exhibitions overseas. From the 1960s onward, He moved to Japan and later to the United States, continuing to seek inspirations through travel sketches and create new works.

As a pioneer of Eastern gouache and the modern art movement in Taiwan, Kuo Hsueh-Hu's life experience and artistic creation are the precious cultural heritages of Taiwan art history. The digital archives of "Kuo Hsueh-Hu Paintings and Papers" is a collaboration between the ITH Archives and Kuo Hsueh-Hu Foundation. This record group is classified into several series of artworks as well as documentary materials, of which series V "Sketch Book" and series IX "Collection of Taiwan Fine Art Exhibition Catalogues" are finished compiling and open online now. Please visit the Taiwan Archival Information System to access "Kuo Hsueh-Hu Paintings and Papers."


 Sketches of Japanese landscape (1967) and peony (1973), painted by Kuo Hsueh-Hu.
(Identifier: T1089_05_0013、T1089_05_0016)

 The cover of The 4th Taiwan Fine Art Exhibition Catalogue (1930) and the page of Kuo Hsueh-Hu’s selected artwork “Festival on South Street.” (Identifier: T1089_09_01_0004)

 The cover of The 5th Futen Catalogue (1942) and the page of Kuo Hsueh-Hu’s selected artwork “Early Spring.”  (Identifier: T1089_09_02_0005)


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