Wuhan pri­vate mu­seum ex­hibits ti­tle deeds

Changjiang Weekly - - CULTURE -

"World of Con­tracts De­sen Art Mu­seum's Col­lec­tion of Land Ti­tle Deeds" started on May 22, mark­ing the of­fi­cial open­ing of this pri­vate mu­seum in Wuhan. The mu­seum houses more than 1,200 land ti­tle deeds, which makes it the first mu­seum ded­i­cated to land ti­tle deeds in China.

The newly opened De­sen Art Mu­seum is lo­cated at 57 Zhonghua Road, Wuchang. Han Han, the cu­ra­tor of the mu­seum, said that the ear­li­est doc­u­ment on dis­play dates back to 1653 and the lat­est to the 1960s. Th­ese land ti­tle deeds are ev­i­dences of the de­vel­op­ment of land rights in China. They are col­lected from 70 coun­ties in 17 prov­inces. A large num­ber of them come from Wuhan, one of the four com­mer­cial cities dur­ing the Ming and Qing dy­nas­ties, and from Shanxi Province, where many pros­per­ous busi­nesses were based in the Qing dy­nasty.

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