To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

The effect of the Cold War on librarianship in China

Huanwen Cheng (Huanwen Cheng is Professor and Associate Dean in the Department of Library and Information Science at Zhongshan University, and also Director of Zhongshan University Library, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 April 2001


The development of library science is discussed within four main phases: US influence before 1949; Soviet Union influence 1949‐1965; diplomatic segregation from the West 1966‐1976; and the influence of the developed countries 1977‐1991. The effects of the Cold War on Chinese politics and so on librarianship are indicated and discussed and the influence of the Cultural Revolution, and recovery after it, analysed.



Cheng, H. (2001), "The effect of the Cold War on librarianship in China", Library Review, Vol. 50 No. 3, pp. 132-137.




Copyright © 2001, MCB UP Limited