- 1976-2019 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1 large box, 6 small boxes, 1 bespoke box (0.087 cubic metres)
Name of creator
Ena Niedergang is an author, researcher, educator and Chinese historian who was born in 1945 and has worked, advised and given lectures in China. A new approach to teaching the Chinese language ULearnChinese was devised by her. She was president of the Wales-China Friendship Society and was presented in 2010 with an Inspire Wales Award for her contribution in linking and promoting Wales with China for more than 25 years.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Barry and Ena Niedergang, Pontardawe, in June 2017, July 2018 and May 2019, 99755910402419.
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Scope and content
Papers, 1976-2019, accumulated by Ena Niedergang whilst researching for her book Wales-China: 250 years of history published in 2015 and other papers not used for the book, including correspondence relating to missionaries and soldiers who served in China and the many connections between the two countries.
Additional papers relating to The Wales-China Friendship Society, including correspondence relating to branches of the society in Cardiff and Swansea and minutes of meetings, The China ’89 project, visitors to China and from China to Wales and exhibitions.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW in twenty three files. Files /6-/23 were donated in July 2018 and May 2019.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
September 2017 and January 2020.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: information found on the inside back cover of her book and within the papers and the Click on Wales website [http://www.iwa.wales/click/2010/06/global-wales-sponsored-by-university-of-wales/, viewed July 2017].
Description compiled by Ann Francis Evans.