The Library is pleased to announce that distinguished
scholar, teacher, and writer, Professor Chow Tse-tsung
(周策縱) and his wife Dr. Nancy
N. Wu, have generously donated Professor Chow's personal
papers, manuscripts, memorabilia, and books to the Library.
The donation is housed in the Library's Special Collections
Chow, who received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, had a long and distinguished
career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was
Chairperson of the Department of East Asian Languages
& Literature for six years. He is the author of
many articles and books, including The May Fourth
Movement : Intellectual Revolution in Modern China,
which has become a standard work on the subject. He
was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by
Hong Kong Baptist University in 1997.
Tse-tsung Chow Collection reflects Professor Chow's
areas of scholarly and personal interest. The more than
3,000 books cover a wide range of subjects and are particularly
strong in the areas of philosophy, political science,
American/English and Chinese literatures, Chinese art,
and Chinese history. Papers and memorabilia in the collection
include correspondence with friends, students, peers,
scholars, and publishers, as well as manuscripts and
copies of published and unpublished scholarly and creative
writing by Professor Chow. There are also original Chinese
paintings and calligraphy collected by him. Professor
Chow had a particular interest in seal carving, and
there are 25 stone seals which were carved by him included
in the collection.
information on the use of the Tse-tsung Chow Collection
please contact Special Collections & Archives by
phone at ext. 5937 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.