The Value Characteristics and Cultural Influence of Chinese Local Chronicles

JI, Xiangde and LIU, Dan (2018) The Value Characteristics and Cultural Influence of Chinese Local Chronicles. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 221 - Genealogy and Local History joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Rare Books and Special Collections Section.

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Abstract

The Value Characteristics and Cultural Influence of Chinese Local Chronicles

In the river of world culture, Chinese local chronicles has specific characters and unique fascination. The compilation of local chronicles is an excellent cultural tradition of the Chinese nation. The local chronicles, together with national history and genealogy, have become the cornerstones to support the Chinese outstanding traditional culture building, and jointly inherit the glorious treasure and valuable historical culture of the Chinese nation. Local chronicles have the functions of keeping history down, assisting good governance and educating people. The cultural values of local chronicles is not only favored by Chinese sages in former generations, but also one of the most important ways for scholars at home and abroad to study the history and current situation of China and even the world. At the same time, it is also the most concerned collection for the libraries of all countries in the world. This paper elaborates on the development and evolution, and the unique value of Chinese Local Chronicles, as well as the influence on the world culture. It puts forward that Chinese local chronicle culture will have a greater influence on the cultural exchange in the world under the background of economic globalization, social informationization and cultural diversity.

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