- The Influence from Foreign Countries to the Development of the Library Science of China---A Statistical Analysis on Translation Literature of Library Science---
- No.33, p.19-38
The purpose of this paper is to present the influence from foreign countries to the development of the library science of China with a statistical method. The characteristics of the development of the library science of China were discussed, and the translation literature on library science of foreign countries was analyzed chronologically by the contents and the nations of the original literature.
Four indexes, which cover the literature on the library science of China from 1901 to 1992 were used in the study. The conclusion are as flollows: 1) The influence of the foreign library science was affected distinctly by the political and social situation of China. 2) The literature of America, Soviet, Japan, England, German are most frequently translated into Chinese. 3) The influence from the foreign countries varied on characteristics in different period. 4) The influence from different countries varied in different field. 5) The influence on different field varied in different period.