The Tse-Tsung Chow Collection of Chinese Scrolls and Fan Paintings

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About the Collection

In September 2005, UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Tse-Tsung Chow (who died in 2007) and his wife Nancy Wu Chow donated over 120 calligraphic and painted Chinese scrolls and fans, ranging from the 18th through the 20th centuries, to the Special Collections Department of the UWM Libraries.

Professor Chow's collection is an invaluable addition to Special Collections, offering primary examples of Chinese culture spanning a two-hundred year period, with didactic applications in a broad range of disciplines at UWM, including art, art history, history, geography, foreign languages and linguistics, and international studies. The collection is also available to the general public for research, and to regional cultural and educational institutions for teaching and exhibition.

Professor Chow, who retired from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison in 1993, was a historian and poet, and his book The May Fourth Movement: Intellectual Revolution in Modern China is regarded as definitive. Chow received his B.A. degree from Cheng-Chih University in 1942, and was secretary to President Chiang Kai-shek from 1945-47. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and came to UW-Madison in 1963.

Copyright and Permissions

The Tse-Tsung Chow Collection of Chinese Scrolls and Fan Paintings is published by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Copyright © 2011 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. All rights reserved.

The images may be copied by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching or any "fair use" as defined by copyright law. Fair use of copyright-protected works for study, research, and other purposes does not require the permission of the copyright owner provided that the use meets the standard specified in Section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law.

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Permission to reproduce materials in this collection for publication or distribution must be obtained from the Special Collections of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

Contact Us

Project Staff: Max Yela, Special Collections Librarian; Krystyna Matusiak, Digital Collections Librarian; Ling Meng, Digital Imaging Specialist; Chia-Jung Shih, Digitization Department; Eleanore Bednarek, web design.

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