Liu Bocheng Marshal's donated literature debuts at Chongqing Library
Liu Bocheng Marshal's donated literature debuts at Chongqing Library.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In 1951, Marshal Liu Bocheng donated precious ancient books to the Southwest People's Library (Chongqing Library). Recently, the "Liu Bocheng Marshal's donated literature exhibition at Chongqing Library” was opened in the exhibition hall on the second floor of the Chongqing Library. It is said that this is the first time that Chongqing Library has publicly exhibited these books.
The exhibition was sponsored by the Chongqing Library and the books were from the 4,083 books donated by Liu Bocheng to the Southwest People’s Library (now Chongqing Library) on the eve of his appointment as the dean of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Military Academy in Nanjing in February 1951. The materials include history, local history, printed music, calligraphy and many other types.
The donations were made in the name of “Mrs Liu”. They included 1,171 booklets, 2,894 paperback books, and 18 periodicals. The exhibition selected the most representative parts of the literature, including history, local history, print paper, calligraphy and so on.
The "Shuzhong Martyrs’ Preparation of Wars 5th volume." with Liu Bocheng's annotated commentary.
It is worth mentioning that most of the books on the exhibition are with Marshal Liu Bocheng’s personal approval, side approval and labels. In the "Shuzhong Martyrs’ Preparation of Wars", Marshal Liu Bocheng not only made a lot of endorsements of the contents of the book, but also enumerated the revolutionary circumstances of the west, north and south of Sichuan at that time. As a witness of the Revolution of 1911, Marshal Liu Bocheng naturally had a unique feeling for the pioneers of the Revolution of 1911 in Chongqing. Therefore, in the course of reading "Shuzhong Martyrs’ Preparation of Wars" he would write a lot of texts about what he saw and heard to express his thoughts.
The literature exhibition will continue until April 22, 2018, and is open to readers free of charge. (Translated by Gao Jiao, Fathom Language Limited)