Libraries and Librarianship in China by Sharon Lin

By Sharon Lin

This publication discusses the improvement of library and data prone in China and the impact of the nation's political and social stipulations on that develpment. the writer in brief experiences the heritage of chinese language libraries and librarianship, then describes chinese language library providers within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. The amazing effects of the ideological swap after the Communist takeover are defined in a concise demeanour, however the concentration of this ebook is the large modernization flow that has taken position considering that 1978.

This precise publication has been ready according to info gathered without delay from chinese language expert journals. additionally, it offers strange targeted info from assets acquired in the course of the author's vast legit visits to libraries and library faculties in China. For the 1st time, those information are actually simply obtainable in a single complete volume.

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It consisted of five departments, one of which, the Department of Cultural Enterprises, had control over libraries throughout the country. This was the first time in China’s history that affairs relating to libraries were put under the administration of a separate department with a trained librarian as its head. Unfortunately, the University Council was changed back to the MOE after one year, and library matters were then placed under the Department of Social Education. However, the emphasis put on libraries had its effect on library legislation later.

Moreover, the number of libraries and reading rooms operated by trade unions has been increasing steadily under the support of the government and business sectors ever since the Ninth Congress of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. 8 Growth of Libraries, by Type, since 1949 Note: Collections are in millions of volumes. Source: aLi (1994), 2. bMa (1992), 53; cWong (1977), 58; dChina Statistical Yearbook (1981–97); e Du (1995), 57–63; fZhang (1989), 157–72; gDu (1996), 85; hUNESCO (1965–96); iZeng (1992), 296; jQiu, et al.

In Popular Libraries of the World, ed. Arthur E. Bostwick. Chicago: American Library Association, 1933. Chiu, Kaiming. ’’ In Libraries in China, ed. Library Association of China. Papers prepared on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Library Association of China. Peiping: Author, 1935. Ding, Zhigang. ’’ In World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1993. Historical Development 27 Dong, Xiaoying. ’’ Asian Libraries 4 (1995): 56–61.

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