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China Cultural Creation Needs Publishing

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

China’s Publishing Export Deficit | Publishing Perspectives

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.

Cleansing Chinese Publishing | The Scientist

Another positive indicator for publishing honesty. Cleansing Chinese Publishing | The Scientist.

Publishing Technology & CNPIEC Launch Largest Digital Gateway in China – WhatTheyThink

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

China and the importance of cultural engagement | Books | The Guardian

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

Support rings for China | Books | chinadaily.com.cn

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

The academic writer’s strike « The Thesis Whisperer

As scientists go, this post’s author makes more sense than most.  I also tend to agree with her premise that providers deserve to get paid if users are being charged.  What I do not see is how boycotting one publisher, however much they deserve it, or tarring all publishers with the badness of one apple … Continue reading

Is intellectual property free?

The assumption that people are paid by public funding for doing research seems to me somewhat misleading. This is true of certain fields and certain universities, namely, the ones with strong political support. If authors will need to pay for publishing in OA, which is a commonplace business model, then wouldn’t this allow only well-paid … Continue reading

Great Trailer for Great Book

Amazon.com : Watch a Trailer. Possible gift for someone with creative talent waiting to escape the boundaries of expectation….

I cannot wait to see (and read) this film (and books)

Chinese film features Prof. Guy Alitto for his work with forgotten philosopher, political figure | NEWS.GNOM.ES.