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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Liu family records
    Date (inclusive): circa 1880-1930
    Collection Number: 2008C8
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Chinese
    Physical Description: 2 oversize boxes (1.6 Linear Feet)
    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.
    Creator: Liu family
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Liu family records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Land tenure -- China