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Title The R. F. Price Collection.

Published [S. l. : s. n., 195--197-]


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 UniM Bail SpC/EA Price    NOT FOR LOAN
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Physical description 1268 volumes.
Series [Wen ge zi liao]
[Wen ge zi liao].
Notes The R.F. Price Collection in the East Asian Rare Book Collection at the University of Melbourne Library is a collection of Chinese books published from the 1960s to 1980s. It is unique in western libraries, with its strong focus on school textbooks, children books and books associated with education in China. It was donated to the University by Dr. R.F. Price in July 2007.
Dr. Price is a scholar of comparative education, who has written widely on education in China. Born in the UK, he taught there, in Bulgaria, Ghana, and in the School of Education at La Trobe University. In 1965 he went to teach English at the Second Foreign Languages Institute, Beijing, returning to the UK in the summer of 1967. Some of the collection items were purchased by Dr. Price during his stay in Beijing, others in subsequent visits to China or Hong Kong.
In 1966, during the first period in which Dr. Price taught in China, Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution, leading to ten years of chaos in China with widespread suffering and loss of life. During the Revolution China suffered from a severe shortage of books. Publications during this period had a strong emphasis on politics: the propagation of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong thought. The R.F. Price Collection has a good coverage of this type of political publication. The Collection includes a comprehensive collection of Chinese primary and high school textbooks, books on a variety of education disciplines such as educational theory, administration and systems, educational history, biographies of educators and directories of educational institution in China. There is also a rich collection of children's books, which are rarely found in Australian libraries.
Local note Gift of Professor R.F. Price, 2007.
Subject China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Biography.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Sources.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Education -- China.
Education -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Children's literature, Chinese.
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-1976
Education, Compulsory -- China.
Education -- China -- Curricula.
Variant Title R. F. Price Collection.
Local series R.F. Price Collection