In this collection of essays written by the former head of the Library of Congress Chinese Collection, Chi Wang chronicles the modest beginnings of the Chinese Collection at the Library of Congress and his crusade to transform it into the largest collection and Chinese cultural presence outside Asia. Select writings discuss publication and personnel exchanges with Chinese academic libraries, Chinese character encoding and library automation, and publishing activities in China.
Chi Wang is co-founder and president of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He was the head of the Chinese section of the Library of Congress from 1990-2004. Wang's many publications include A Compelling Journey from Peking to Washington (2011), George W. Bush and China (2009), and U.S. Congress and America-China Relations since 1989 (2001). He has been publisher of the Washington Journal of Modern China since 1992.