About the Collection
The donation of the SASS consists of publications - books and journals - which were printed in the PR China from the year 1949 to the mid 1990s. It includes important and rare publications from all kinds of areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, and the field of technology. The Sinological Department at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was thus able to obtain an excellent collection for research on the history of the PRC. The outstanding character and the special significance of this collection is due to the fact that PRC publications from the 1950s, 60s and even 70s are practically not available in Europe in such a concentration. 

The collection has, in quantitative and qualitative terms, different core areas, of which four are to be highlighted:

1. Technology and science (19 004 volumes)

2.  Economy, industry, agriculture and trade (14 979 volumes)

3.  History and historiography (10 758 volumes)

4.  Literature and arts (13 837 volumes)