Cambridge University (2009) Chinese Premier’s e-book gift to University Library, Press release, Feb 23

Cambridge University Library is now home to one of the world’s largest collections of Chinese monographs – following the gift of 200,000 electronic books by the country’s Premier, Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People’s Republic of China.

The 200,000 titles in the donation have been selected to complement the Library’s existing Chinese holdings, and comprise books published since 1992 in the humanities, including classical and modern Chinese language and literature, history, geography, politics, economics, law, philosophy, religion, social sciences, military affairs, culture, education and art.

China’s provision of electronic publications is one of the most comprehensive in the world. The digital publishing and e-book technology used in the digital library platform presented to Cambridge were developed by Founder Apabi Technology Ltd of Peking University.

The press release did not indicate whether these books will be available as open educational resources


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