Tag Archives: Shanghai

Opening a yearbook onto the past

(19 Mar 2019)  The “Shanghai Almanac for 1852, and Commercial Guide,” the city’s first yearbook, is set to be republished by the Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House in June. The yearbook, in English but due to have a Chinese translation, is the earliest compiled by foreigners on the Chinese mainland. The original book will be displayed at the release […]


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How readathon becomes popular in China

(28 September 2018) Reading books gains popularity again, as many cities across China have welcomed readathon. In September, a readathon competition organized by 21 public libraries was held in Shanghai-based Yangtz River Delta Area, attracting 1,700 readers. It set a new record in the number of competitors and cities that participated in the long-time book […]


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Old Chinese airport terminal to become library

(10 August 2018) Part of Shanghai’s first airport will be converted into a public library along the Huangpu River in Xuhui District. The West Bund Library will be built in the terminal building of the old Longhua Airport, and become part of a ‘reading park’ planned for Xuhui’s riverfront, said Lu Xiaohui, director of the […]


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Shanghai phone booths get new literary lease of life

(20 August 2017) If you want something to read and you’re in Shanghai, look for the red telephone booths. They’re like the original UK telephone boxes but with a Chinese twist. 263 public telephone booths in Shanghai Xuhui district are to be turned into mini-libraries, according to the city government. Before the popularity of smart […]


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nArchitects wins Shanghai competition with home-inspired library

(28 July 2016) nARCHITECTS has won the 1st prize in the 2016 International Young Architects Design Competition for the 110,000m2 Shanghai Library East Hall. The competition, held by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, attracted over 200 entries. nARCHITECTS’ winning entry, entitled “Library as Home”, envisions a library as a large house for all, with a rich […]


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Libraries: Enabling Progress. The 8th Shanghai International Library Forum call for papers first announcement

(31 October 2015) The 8th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF2016) will be held on 6-8 July 2016 at the Shanghai Library. Organized by the Shanghai Library (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai) and co-organized by the Shanghai Society for Library Science and the Shanghai Society for Scientific & Technical Information. The theme of […]


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Shanghai Metro offers passengers books to borrow

(China Daily, 26 August 2103)  The China Daily reports that passengers on Shanghai’s Metro Line 2 will be able to select a book at one station and return it to any of the other stations with customized bookshelves. Readers do not have to pay a deposit or any rent for the books and magazines they […]


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Library conferences in Asia 2019

Keep up to date with what’s happening in libraries in the region. If you have a conference to announce, please send its details to marketing@igroupnet.com. A searchable version of this list which includes conferences held in the past ten years is here. 2019 November 2019 National Library and Information Technicians Symposium 2019 Discover Diversify Dive […]


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