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Liu, Binyan, 1925-2005.
Liu Binyan Papers
Manuscripts Division
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8 boxes
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-8


Consists of papers of Chinese journalist and political dissident Liu Binyan, including manuscripts, notes, drafts of speeches, reviews, correspondence, audiocassettes of interviews, and other material.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers of Liu, including manuscripts, notes, drafts of speeches, reviews, correspondence, audiocassettes of interviews, and other material. Included is a complete run of China Focus/China Watch (1993-1999) (a publication of the Princeton China Initiative) and most of the monthly Great Road (Princeton, N.J.).


The order of materials at the time of their transfer has been retained.

Collection Creator Biography:

Liu, Binyan, 1925-2005.

Liu Binyan was a Chinese author, journalist, and political dissident. In the spring of 1988, he came to the U.S. for teaching and writing, but was barred from returning after denouncing the Chinese government for its Beijing massacre and nationwide crackdown in June 1989. He died in East Windsor, N.J., on December 5, 2005.

Collection History


Gift of Zhu Hong (widow), Liu Dahong, and Liu Xiaoyan in 2006 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Liu Binyan Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-8