Asia

These digital collections feature materials about Asia held by UVic Libraries and our community partners.


Chinese Propaganda Poster Project
Detail from poster

Chinese Propaganda Poster Project

The University of Victoria digital archive concentrates on a golden age of poster production, from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. At this time, a faction within a divided Communist Party both perpetuated the former image of harmony and prosperity, and simultaneously launched urgent and strident political campaigns against its rivals for power. Following that faction’s downfall and the ascendancy of their opponents, the posters presented new directions for the nation.


Herbert Geddes, Life in Japan, ca. 1910
Life in Japan image, detail

Herbert Geddes, Life in Japan, ca. 1910

The collection consists of photographic glass-plate transparencies depicting life in Japan, including scenery, street scenes, workers, farming, fishing, silk production, stone carvers, wood carvers, metal workers, potters, and artists. The photographs were collected by Herbert Geddes, a manager for G.R. Gregg and Company, importers and exporters. He was sent to Japan and was based in Yokohama between 1908 and 1918.

See also: Herbert Geddes collection


László Hudec Collection
Portrait of László Hudec

László Hudec Collection

In Shanghai, Hugyecz started to use the name L.E. Hudec in official writings. In the space of seven years, Hudec had several major projects under his belt, and by 1925 he had established his own office and a place as one of the leading architects in the city. Many of his buildings (Park Hotel, Moore Memorial Church, Grand Theatre, The Mansion, Union Brewery, Wu’s House, Estrella Apartments, etc.) are well preserved and visible today.

See also: Laszlo Hudec fonds