The ALA's Core Value of Intellectual Freedom in China: Challenges and Progressions

Your Name and Title: Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name: California State University, Fresno

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: California, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): librarians, educators, historians

Short Session Description (one line): This presentation focuses on the role of ALA's Core Value: Intellectual Freedom in China from historical to contemporary perspectives.  

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This presentation covers the importance and relevance of one of the American Library Association (ALA) Core Values of Librarianship: Intellectual Freedom in China in the historical context. How has the ALA fostered a culture of intellectual freedom in this country with starkly different political views and cultural ideas? Exploring China's past from 1960s to today's digital era, the presentation offers perspective on the historical development of China's censorship policies in relations to intellectual free and emphasize how this Core Value still plays a vital role in the country through international library cooperation and Sino-American partnership universities in the 21st century.  

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