After nearly eight years of hard work, the “Chinese Leather History” compiled by the China Leather Association was officially published. “Chinese Leather History” comprehensively combs the development of China’s leather industry, vividly presents the tortuous process of industry development, fills the gap in the development of the industry, and has very historical value. At the time of publication, the reporter interviewed Zhang Shuhua, the editor-in-chief of the book and the president of the China Leather Association.
Reporter: “China Leather History” has finally been officially published, which is a major event in the whole industry, filling the gap in the development of the industry. As editor-in-chief, please talk about the origin and purpose of writing the book.
Zhang Shuhua: The preparation of “Chinese Leather History” is the long-cherished wish of many practitioners in many industries. At the end of the 1990s, many leather workers, especially the older generation of experts and scholars, suggested to the China Leather Industry Association that they should write a history of Chinese leather to record and summarize the trend of China’s leather industry from weak, backward and inefficient. The great achievements of the world’s major leather countries.
At that time, the association also organized a writing team and drafted an outline. I remember that at that time, I also had exchanges with the current academician Shi Bi of Sichuan University, Vice President Ma Jianzhong of Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, and Luo Genghui, the chief engineer of Beijing Leather Company, and got their support. Ma Jianzhong also drafted a “two.” The outline of the contribution of leather workers to the advancement of science and technology in the tenth century, but since everyone is a part-time team draft, their work is very busy and has not been able to do so.