The East Asian Collection
The East Asian Collection includes historical images that present a visual archive of 20th century East Asian cultural heritage. Currently, the collection consists of images that document early 20th century China including the the Sino-Japanese Conflict (1937-1945), a visual history of Buddhist practices and temples in China, and other images of daily life in both rural and urban China. The completed project will be a valuable resource for research into this region and its history. Collections include W. H. Dobson, early 20th Century missionary and physician in southern China, and Holmes Welch, renouned scholar in the field of Buddhist studies and Buddhism in China.