Private vs. Public: Entrepreneurial Library Services for Children in China

Jon Jablonski

Abstract


At 8:30 on a cold November Sunday morning in 2014, I met Echo Liu in southern Beijing, an hour’s drive away, far from the renovated alleyways and Forbidden City of the city center.

Echo and a handful of helpers were busy preparing her children’s library, a library that she owns and operates as a private business, for a 9 a.m. storytime and craft activity that would feature a foreign visitor. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.16.2.27

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