ERIC Number: ED214516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
Chinese Libraries and Library Education, 1949-1980: Truth and Myth in the People's Republic of China.
Hsu Ting, Lee-hsia
This paper presents a brief account, based upon available Chinese materials, of the history of Chinese libraries under communism. The discussion of the effects upon libraries of the changing political, economic, and social conditions of China after the founding of the People's Republic in 1949 is divided into four sections: the Young People's Republic and the First Five Year Plan, 1949-1957; the Second Five Year Plan and the Prelude to the Cultural Revolution, 1958-1965; the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976; and After the Cultural Revolution, 1976-1980. Emphasis is placed upon the impact of changes within the Communist Party on library operations, library role, library collections, library use, and library development in Chinese society. Recent achievements in the rejuvenation of the Chinese library system after the arrest of the Gang of Four are outlined, and the current state of library education in China is described. (JL)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: China; Chinese Communist Party; Cultural Revolution (China); Mao Tse Tung
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (100th, San Francisco, CA, June 29, 1981).