The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections initiative continues to surprise and delight visitors to their collections. Their latest offering is certainly no different; it includes historical images that present a visual archive of 20th century East Asian cultural heritage. The collection is actually comprised of two subcollections, namely the Holmes Welch Collection and the China in the 30s Collection. Holmes Welch was a scholar of modern Chinese religions whose family donated his library of primary photographic materials of religious life in China and Hong Kong to the University of Wisconsin after he died in 1981. The China in the 1930s Collection contains a number of images connected with the military, which are mostly associated with the Japanese invasion of China and the Sino-Japanese Conflict.


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