Taiwan (Republic of China) headings regularly cause confusion for those of us who don't encounter them regularly.  As far as I've learned from previous cases that I've questioned, "location qualifier" does not include qualifiers indicating national character like this one, where the qualifier used corresponds to the jurisdictional name given correctly in the 410 below as China (Republic : 1949-).

Robert Rendall
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On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Stephen Hearn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The authority includes a 410 reference from "Guo li Zhongzheng wen hua zhong xin (China). $b Guo jia jiao xiang yue tuan". The orchestra's AAP may have inherited the qualifier error from name of the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, which also has an AAP qualified by (China) as seen in the 410.  It seems clear to me that both names should be qualified by (Taiwan), not (China). 


On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:27 PM, Casey Mullin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello all,

I'm upgrading to RDA the record for the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan (no2008142999). The cataloger who originally set this up added a qualifier to the heading, presumably applying AACR2 24.4C2 (that is, the "body has a character that is national, state, provincial, etc.") With a generic name like this, it makes sense. RDA's allows this, so the presence of the qualifier is not problematic.

What puzzles me is that the place qualifier was chosen as "China." Is this permissible in RDA? Wouldn't "Taiwan" be more appropriate? The clause at LC-PCC PS 16.4 says "Use “Taiwan” for the province of Taiwan only as a location qualifier."  Now,I read this as allowing the use of "Taiwan", but not necessarily requiring the use of "Taiwan" in such cases. Still, "Taiwan "seems the prudent choice.

If practice here used to be different (i.e., specifically calling for "China"), I can't find an old LCRI that says so. In the spirit of not changing a 1xx unless absolutely necessary, I will leave it alone if someone can cite justification for the choice of "China" as qualifier for a body located in Taiwan.

Thanks so much,

Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist
Data Management & Access, University Libraries
University of Minnesota
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