Hu agrees with the premise of Bridge21 Publications As Liu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China puts it: “More efforts should be made to analyze readers’ varied tastes, reduce prices, enrich the themes of publications… and publish more outstanding academic and cultural works with Chinese … Continue reading
Attention academics: humanities can and should pay their way.
These are staggering numbers! Of the estimated one million Chinese who have gone abroad to pursue a university education since the country began to open up in 1978, only about a quarter have found their way home. The rate of return has increased dramatically in recent years, however – official statistics show 186,200 foreign-educated students … Continue reading
China, India, Japan and the United States rank in the bottom 25 percent of countries for international research collaboration. Should this surprise us? No. Does it matter? via Ranking Reveals World’s Top Countries for Higher Education – MarketWatch.
This article, about students from China, is subtitled “It’s Bad Out There.” More than talking about the present, how about we think about the future? Chinese Students in America.
A core business of Bridge21 seeks to fulfill the need to export (good) Chinese books. Not that any one player can possibly fulfill it — even a large one let alone a small one. China’s Publishing Export Deficit | Publishing Perspectives.
Another positive indicator for publishing honesty. Cleansing Chinese Publishing | The Scientist.
More good news to emerge from London Book Fair 2012. Take away for business development: CNPIEC is the largest company fully licensed by the Chinese government to import publications, and the new site, in-line with the government’s long term digital publishing plans, will help improve online access and discoverability of content in Chinese libraries. This … Continue reading
I could agree with some of the more reasonable criticism leveled at the London Book Fair for its Market Focus on China. But I also cannot argue with Isabel Hilton in the Guardian. It is always salutary to be reminded of China’s continuing cultural controls, but this discussion is, in part, a category error: if … Continue reading
Here are two major international publishers weighing in on the value of the China Market Focus at the London Book Fair last week. I can attest that there is a lot of encouragement to be had, and also a long row to hoe…. Penguin China’s head Jo Lusby says, “Our business will benefit from China’s … Continue reading