Leaning to One Side: The Impact of the Cold War on Chinese Library Collections

@article{Yu2001LeaningTO,
  title={Leaning to One Side: The Impact of the Cold War on Chinese Library Collections},
  author={Priscilla C. Yu},
  journal={Libraries \& Culture},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={253 - 266}
}
Membership in the Soviet Union-led Communist bloc and the economic embargo imposed by the West led to China's reliance on the Soviet bloc in library development. To spur economic reconstruction and consolidate political power after founding the Communist regime, the Chinese government restructured all libraries to help implement government objectives. The Chinese learned and adopted principles and practices of Soviet librarianship. Russian materials on library science, science, and industry as… 
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