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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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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