Building a Better Chinese Collection for the Library of by Chi Wang

By Chi Wang

In this selection of essays written by means of the previous head of the Library of Congress chinese language assortment, Chi Wang chronicles the modest beginnings of the chinese language assortment on the Library of Congress and his campaign to remodel it into the most important assortment and chinese language cultural presence open air Asia.

For someone who has ever puzzled what is going on contained in the marble partitions of 1 of the country’s oldest federal associations, Wang relates an insider’s account of the most important milestones and alterations to the management of the gathering through the years. Readers might be shocked not just to profit approximately a few of the infrequent and beneficial books that experience came across their strategy to the Library of Congress but in addition by way of the candor with which Wang stocks his tale approximately serving lower than 3 diverse Librarians of Congress, each one with a distinct mandate and mark they desired to depart behind.

Building a greater chinese language assortment for the Library of Congress has price as American library historical past but in addition serves as an invaluable advent to chinese language ancient information and libraries. pick out writings talk about e-book and team of workers exchanges with chinese language educational libraries, chinese language personality encoding and library automation, and publishing actions in China.

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