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Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Collection, 1969-1994: Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: hfa00036
Repository: Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office, Boston
Title: Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office 1969-1994
Date(s): 1969-1994
Date(s): 1969-1994
Quantity: 1 collection (124 films)
Abstract: The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston donated their collection of 16mm film prints to the Harvard Film Archive in 2007. Culled from the years 1969-1994, 115 titles from Taiwan and Hong Kong are represented here. These prints were once used by the Cultural Office as a resource for loaning and screenings in and around the city of Boston. The genres they cover run the gamut from Kung Fu action films to sweet romances to serious dramas. The films are in Mandarin and subtitled in English.

Aquisition Information:

Donated by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston in 2007

Processing Information:

Arranged and cataloged by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, 2014.

Access Restrictions:

Access by appointment only. To consult any portion of this collection, contact the Harvard Film Archive (HFA@fas.harvard.edu).
Film and video materials in this collection are made accessible by appointment only and in close consultation with HFA staff. Although these items do not circulate for individual use, students, filmmakers, artists, and researchers are encouraged to use the collections on-site. If their condition allows, prints from the HFA collection may be viewed on a flatbed viewer at the HFA's Conservation Center.

Preferred Citation:

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.


Films are listed chronologically, beginning with title. Some filmographic information, including alternate title/alias, year of release, director, cast, and description, are included when available. Organized into the following series:

Scope and Content

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Collection includes: 16mm motion picture films and a small number of theatrical posters and pamphlets related to the films. The collection is entirely comprised of fiction features and covers a broad range of genres, including historical dramas,martial arts,New Wave, comedy, and social policy films, such as those produced by the Taiwan Provincial Government's Taiwan Film Studio (TFS).


Genres and Forms of Materials

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