Chinese Digital Archive 1966-1976

TitleChinese Digital Archive 1966-1976
Collection TypeCollection
Access PrivilegesThe Australian National University Library
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.4225/13/50BBE2569F838
Website Address
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageChinese
Significance StatementThis collection contains over 1000 pages of material related to China's Cultural Revolution period (1966-76) and is constantly being updated. It not only makes this material accessible globally to the academic community but will preserve the contents of some very fragile, rare and historically important documents.

Brief DescriptionA large and historically significant collection of speeches, notes, photos, political cartoons and other materials related to the Chinese Cultural Revolution period (1966-76). Consisting of materials held at the Australian National University Library as well as materials held by private owners, this collection will continue to expand rapidly.

Full DescriptionThis electronic resource contains unique and in some cases rare and fragile material held at the Australian National University relating to the Chinese Cultural Revolution period (1966 to 1976). The collection contains over 1000 pages of material and is constantly being expanded. Items include speeches from leaders, notes of meetings from the period, photos and political cartoons.

The project was established in conjunction with the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA) to develop an electronic gateway via the Internet to make these resources available both nationally and internationally. This web-based database not only makes this material accessible globally to the academic community but will preserve the contents of some very fragile and rare material.

The material selected for inclusion in this database have been in the first instance from the Cultural Revolution period. However, additional materials from outside this time-frame which are relevant to the events of the Cultural Revolution are also being included.

Although most of the material is held in the Australian National University Library, some material is held in private collections by academic staff at the ANU, who have been willing to have their materials included in the database.

As part of its on-going commitment to this project, the Library is working towards seeking additional international contributing partners who also hold relevant material on the Cultural Revolution period.

The full list of documents can be browsed, or individual documents can be retrieved through a search on title, subject or description. Library of Congress Pinyin romanisation standards have been followed. Subject terms are in English and follow Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Images have been produced from both original material and microfilm of the period and are provided in JPEG and PDF format. The metadata is entered in Pinyin and English using Unicode UTF-8 encoding.

Contact AddressBuilding 2, RG Menzies Building
Australian National University,
ACT 0200 Australia

Contact Phone Number+61 2 6125 2005
Fields of Research200311 - Chinese Languages
210302 - Asian History
Socio-Economic Objective950502 - Understanding Asia's Past
Chinese history
Cultural Revolution
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
Date of data creation2010
Year of data publication2010
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle Pacific Digital Collections
Access RightsThis e-resource is freely accessible via the Internet.
Rights held in and over the dataItems in ANU Digital Collections are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
Data Location
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data SizeVarious formats
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National Data Service
- Australian National University
Identifier: anudc:3337
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