Old Library, New Generation：A Retrospect of One Hundred Years of Suzhou Library
Xu Xiaoxia， Jin Dezheng， Sun Zhongwang
Abstract Suzhou Library, founded in 1914, is one of the oldest public libraries in China. Her history is also the epitome of the development of the modern Chinese public library. In order to celebrate its centennial anniversary, this paper reviews the development of the library in the past century and looks forward to its better future. It is written based on lots of archives and documents, and the change of the library’s location is chosen as the clue of the retrospect.
Keywords Suzhou Library. Library history. The Public Library Movement. Jiang Yinqiu.