Historical Land Documents from Rural China

With my colleague Prof. Zheng Zhenman of Xiamen University, I am working on a project to digitize and begin analysis of an extraordinary collection of historical documents dating back to the Ming dynasty.  These were found recently in the mountainous Yongtai region of Fujian province.  The images below show the location of the villages where the documents have been found, the state of the documents, and our team of graduate students working to digitize the materials
  • Village locations
  • Yongtai documents
  • Student team 4
  • Student team
  • Student team 2
  • Student team 3