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The Maritime Asia website features an online exhibition of excavations of Chinese and Southeast Asian goods from historic shipwrecks discovered near Malaysia. The seven wrecks cover a period from the 14th to the 19th centuries. This exhibit is truly a fascinating look into the trade in Chinese ceramics.
The Nianhua Gallery features woodblock prints from the early Twentieth Century. According to the site "Most of the prints found on this site are reprints - meaning that they were printed in modern times from wooden printing blocks that were in use during the early part of the 20th century. The prints, therefore, date from the 1980s and 90s, but they do accurately reflect much older designs and themes. The prints originate with the traditional nianhua printing centres of Yangjiabu in Shandong province, Zhuxianzhen in Henan, Fengxiang in Shaanxi and Mianzhu in Sichuan." Includes sections on Making Nianhua; Stove Gods; Door Gods; Honor, Wealth, and Glory; Theater and History; Customs and Folklore; Auspicious Images; and New Nianhua. A bibliography is also provided. Edited by James E. Flath of the University of Western Ontario.
Maintained by Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which collects mass education materials published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, particularly Shanghai, in the years 1947-1954. These cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards and magazines, on topics such as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform, were produced by both Kuomintang (Nationalist) and Gongchantang (Communist) supporters.
The Visual Information Access (VIA) system is a union catalog of visual resources at Harvard, focusing on artistic and cultural materials. VIA includes catalog records for objects or images owned, held or licensed by Harvard. Some of the collections are related to Chinese Studies. Access to the catalog is open to the general public: all catalog records and thumbnail images are available to everyone. Access to higher resolution images is usually available to the Harvard community, is always determined by an individual repository, and is often dependent on copyright.