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

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. Read More

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

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. Project Staff in 2011 were: Max Yela, Special Collections Librarian; Krystyna Matusiak, Digital Collections Librarian; Ling Meng, Digital Imaging Specialist; Chia-Jung Shih, Digitization Department; Eleanore Bednarek, web design.