The National Library of China--A View from Within

  title={The National Library of China--A View from Within},
  author={Susan Prentice},
  journal={The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs},
  pages={103 - 112}
  • S. Prentice
  • Published 1 January 1986
  • Education
  • The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs
The information presented here is based on practical experience gained in the National Library of China during the period April to October 1985 when I had the privilege to be the first foreign librarian invited to the People's Republic of China on exchange.1 The National Library of China (more commonly known in Chinese as the Beijing tushuguan) was established at the end of the Qing dynasty in 1910 and officially opened in 1912. The main complex is a high, red-walled compound of seven main… 
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