The Museum has set up special rooms or cases for whole collections that have been donated to the museum.
It has also set up collections in the name of the person donating.
Such cases include the special collections of Ba Jin (1901-), Bing Xin (1900-1999), Xia Yan (1900-1995) and some fifty more authors, including those from Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas such as Lin Haiyin (1918-2001), and Bu Shaofu (1909-2000).
The China Modern Literature Museum is located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing.
The Museum constitutes the primary resource in China for materials on Chinese modern literature and it is also the largest building in the world dedicated solely to literature and to collections relating to literature.
Resources include a library, a documents hall, a hall for research materials, and a center for academic exchange.
The mission of the museum is to collect, conserve, organize, and research works of modern and contemporary authors of China, their manuscripts, translations, books and letters, diaries, recordings, videos, photographs, documents and any other materials that relate to the critique of a work such as literary journals and newspaper reviews.