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Inventory of the Liu family records
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/Adminstrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Liu family records,
    Dates: circa 1880-1930
    Collection Number: 2008C8
    Creator: Liu family.
    Collection Size: 2 oversize boxes. (1.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: A collection of early twentieth-century land deeds and contracts from the Zhejiang region of China offer a valuable glimpse into China's real estate market from the 1880s to the 1930s.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Chinese

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Liu family records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    The Liu family collection was donated to the Hoover Institution Archives in respectful memory of Rosie Chang's mother, Chen Liu Shi-ling, and aunt, Liu Shi-ching.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biography/Adminstrative History

    The Liu family lived in Nanxun, a thriving town and center of commerce during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911). Liu Yong (1826-1899), the family patriarch and a prestigious Qing Dynasty merchant, built his fortune on cotton, silk, salt, and real estate. His legacy includes Nanxun's historic landmark, the Xiao Lian Zhuang (Little Lotus Garden Villa), built in 1885. The Liu family collection was most recently in the hands of Rosie Chang, the great- granddaughter of Liu Yong and Sheng Xuanhuai (1844-1916), the former minister of transportation.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A collection of early twentieth-century land deeds and contracts from the Zhejiang region of China offer a valuable glimpse into China's real estate market from the 1880s to the 1930s.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Land tenure--China.