This site serves as a collection of first hand materials and gives personal witness to the history of modern China, concentrating on the period between 1911-1949. If you have a memory to share, please submit an image and its descriptive information. You may submit: a portrait of your family member or friend, their name, year and place of birth, profession or other biographical information. Please submit images as jpegs, and text in an MS word document or in the body of the submission box. Please label all documents with the name of the person or place that you would like to record here. You may also suggest replacements for the images in the archive, if you have a more personal photo or one with better resolution. This would be received with extreme gratitude!
Because the MEMORY ROC wishes to protect the rights of user, please note that by submitting your photo, you are giving MEMORYROC the right of use in any and all of MEMORYROC’s publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration. MEMORY ROC has the capacity to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, you will waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product within which your picture appears. Additionally, the you will waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo.MEMORYROC is released from all claims, demands, and causes of action which the submitter, their heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on the individual’s behalf or on behalf of his/her estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.
MEMORYROC’s mission is to give voice to a past that has not fully been told. Thus, as a matter of course, corrections or additions to the text are welcome as well, as the site intends to be used as a forum to achieve historical accuracy by those who value the stories coming out of the Republican period.
In addition to portraits, you may also submit images of artifacts that relate to the historic period. For example:
On this user-friendly site, images can be tagged so as to communicate relationships between them. In this way, users can find long-lost relatives or friends, or find out about the fate of people they have lost touch with for decades.
On my journey to connect people with this network, I have tried to find an efficient way to create a republican directory, and hope that users will find this site helpful.