Rubbings Collections of National Taiwan University: Taiwan Rubbings

While under the reign of Qing Dynasty, Taiwan saw the establishment of various stone tablets concerning the island's literature, military affairs, public security, education, administrative policies, religions, customs, agriculture, labor workers and business men, constructions and transportation, cultivation of the land, and mining, etc. Inscriptions on these stone tablets vividly revealed the politics, economy, and customs of the island of the time. From Showa 7 (1932) to Showa 12 (1937) of the Japanese Colonial Period, some faculty of the Taihoku Imperial University (now National Taiwan University, “NTU”) took several field trips to collect the rubbings of these inscriptions, whose contents range from Kangxi year 32 of the Qing Dynasty (1693) to Showa 4 (1929). The rubbings were first kept by the Department of Archeology and Anthropology (now the Department of Anthropology at NTU) and then the major part of the rubbings were transferred to the Research Library in 1997. One year later, the rubbings were handed over to the Special Collections/ Department of Library. Currently the rubbings are not kept in one place. Fortunately, this published book Rubbings Collections of National Taiwan University: Taiwan Rubbings includes NTU's complete Taiwan-related rubbings collections, and even includes the full texts transcription of these rubbings. This book contains 204 rubbings, 15 of which are now kept in the Department of Anthropology. As the rubbing process was conducted in earlier days, we are fortunate enough to preserve the contexts of some stone tablets that are no more in existence. This is no doubt a very important first hand resource for Taiwan history research.


Title:Rubbings Collections of National Taiwan University: Taiwan Rubbings
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Author/Producer:Editor: Hsiang Jieh 
Publish Date:2005/8/1
Publisher:National Taiwan University Library



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