October 5, 1909, Governor in general of Canton and Guangxi, Yuan Shuxun, signed an agreement with Japan about the sovereignty of the Dongsha island. Modern China lost territories one after another, however, the Southern China Sea islands are the few that China confirmed its sovereignty over international treaties. Yuan had been posted governors over several provinces. His family reserved letters from famous figures in the modern history, which had importance as history as well as art. The institute not only published the hard copy of the book, but also made database and e-book for public viewing: E-Book
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