Wuhan private museum exhibits title deeds
"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.