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1 Yongyi Song California State University, Loa Angeles March 14, 2012 The Database for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, Including the Cultural Revolution and Anti-Rightist Campaign Sub-Databases

2 I. The Structure and Plan of The Database for History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, The Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (1966–1976), published in 2002–2011 (Third Edition in both CD and Online), including comprehensive sources on Chinese political movements between 1965– The Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database (1957–), published in May 2010 (in both CD and Online), covering sources on Chinese political movements between 1955– 1958.

3 I. The Structure and Plan of The Database for History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, The Chinese Great Leap Forward–Great Famine Databases (1958–1964), estimated publication time 2014, covering sources on all the political and economic turmoil during this period of time. (forthcoming) 4. The earl y -mid 1950s Chinese Political Movements Databases, estimated publication time 2016, covering sources on the Land Reform, the Thought Reform, and the Three Socialist Transformation. (forthcoming)

4 II. Librarians Responsibility for Providing Free Access to Information & Preserving the Historical Truth 1. The core editors of this database are a group of Chinese librarians in the United States: a) Yongyi Song (California State University, Los Angeles) b) Dr. Yuan Zhou (The University of Chicago) c) Dr. Zhijia Shen (University of Washington, Seattle) d) Dr. Zehao Zhou (York College at Pennsylvania) 2. According to ALAs Famous declaration of The Freedom to Read Statement, providing free access to information and preserving historical truth are every librarians profound responsibility and an essential proposition of our profession.

5 III. Teaching and Research Needs for this Database 1. Providing well-organized achieves and data for undergraduate teaching and graduate research Example: The incoming The Chinese Great Leap Forward–Great Famine Databases (1958–1964): / Part I. Official Documents relevant to the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine / Part II: Pertinent Remarks, Instructions, and Writings by Mao Zedong related to the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine / Part III. Remarks and Instructions Related to the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine by CCP Political and Government Leaders / Part VI. Important Newspaper and Journal Editorials and Articles around the Time of the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine / Part V. Other News Reports and Critical Writing Relevant to the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine Part VI. Grievance, Opposition, Resistance and Other Related Disturbance in the CCP and Chinese Society Part VII. Internal Archives: Secret Reports, Verdicts, Self-criticisms, Confessions, etc.

6 III. Teaching and Research Needs for this Database Example: The incoming The Chinese Great Leap Forward–Great Famine Databases (1958–1964): / Part VI. Important Newspaper and Journal Editorials and Articles around the Time of the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine / Part V. Other News Reports and Critical Writing Relevant to the Great Leap Forward & the Great Famine Part VI. Grievance, Opposition, Resistance and Other Related Disturbance in the CCP and Chinese Society Part VII. Internal Archives: Secret Reports, Verdicts, Self-criticisms, Confessions, etc.

7 III. Teaching and Research Needs for this Database Example: An Archive of Cannibalism in The Chinese Great Leap Forward–Great Famine Databases (1958–1964):

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11 III. Teaching and Research Needs for this Database 2. Filling out our collection gap for the materials during the Maos Era ( ) 3. Using special methods and technology in Library & Information Science to support academic needs Example: Subject Heading and Places search in the databases:

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