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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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This database was launched in 2004. Some of the digitized rare books belonged to the Library of Taiwan Government-General, Southern Archives, Taihoku Imperial University professors’ books, which were sold to National Taiwan Library, and some were collected by the Institute of Taiwan History. This database includes about 4,000 books, over 100 periodicals, and more than one million digital images.

Usage:The online catalog is open to the public. Readers can access the digital images after registering an account with a valid e-mail. Some of the rare books can be downloaded in a PDF format.  *

Taiwan Sotokufu Digital Archive stores the digitized Official Documents of Taiwan Government-General which was jointly cataloged by Taiwan Historica and Academia Sinica. Including permanent, fifteen-year, five-year and one year preserving categories, this database collects more than 12,000 volumes and 3.4 million pages of digital images.

Usage: In order to provide a convenient browsing environment, Taiwan Sotokufu Digital Archive has merged into  Taiwan Archival Information System. Everyone is welcome to register an account and utilize the new database. Readers who need to browse Taiwan Sotokufu Digital Archive please contact the ITH Archives Reading Room. *

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