TITLE

BURNING BOOKS

AUTHOR(S)
BAKER, KENNETH
PUB. DATE
September 2016
SOURCE
History Today;Sep2016, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of book burning. Topics discussed include Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang's order for all books to be burned as part of his effort to create a common currency, language and set of weights and measures and the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1979 in which Mao Zedong ordered that old customs, habits and books should be burned.
ACCESSION #
118031304

 

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