“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

China Publishing Industry Newsletter: August 2012

The China Publishing Industry Newsletter is a monthly mailing on new happenings in the Chinese literary and publishing scenes. It is edited by Eric Abrahamsen , with research and writing from Kristine Fu.


Looking Backward for New Educational Materials

As the summer vacation nears its end, children's books and teaching materials are becoming a popular topic again among publishing professionals and concerned readers.

Beginning last year, a small group of earnest publishers including Lao Liu ( 张立宪 , famous as the editor of the literary review Duku , 读库 ) and Yu Xiaoqun ( 俞晓群 ) have been trying to re-launch teaching materials that ...


New Proposal for Controlling Book Discounts

On the last day of July, the general manager of Beijing Beepub, a privately-owned publishing company, wrote a Weibo post saying that the gap between discounts for online booksellers and the discounts for traditional distributors would not only result in the large-scale closure of bookstores, but would also damage publishing houses in the end. His online complaint about the biased ...

New (Old) Management for China Book International

China Book International has long been China's most prominent source of translation funding for Chinese books bought by foreign publishing houses. First formed in 2004 by the Information Office of the State Council ( 国务院的新闻办公室 ) and the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP, 出版新闻总数 ), the program has been administered by the China National Publications Import and Export Corporation (CNPIEC ...

Man Asian Literature Prize Deadline

The Man Asian Literary Prize , is now accepting submissions for its 2012 prize round, deadline August 31, 2012. the MALP is awarded to a novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and already published: submission should be done by the publisher, up to three titles per imprint. The author of the winning novel receives ...

New Books

Notes of a Crocodile

This the second book by legendary Taiwanese writer Qiu Miaojin , first published one year before she ended her life with a knife in Paris in 1995, at the age of 26. Famous for her innovative writing style and her harried ...

One and One Man

One and One Man is columnist Shen Fuyu's fourth book. A long-standing figure in Chinese New Journalism, Shen has done much to further the development of Chinese non-fiction writing. Much like his first book, Don't Cry ...

The Waste Land: The Complete Poems of T.S. Eliot

This collection, based on The Complete Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot published by Faber and Faber in 1969, is the first full collection of Eliot's poetry to be ...


Beijing International Book Fair

The 19th annual Beijing International Book Fair runs August 29 to September 2 this year, in the new China International Exhibition Center . Korea will be this year's Guest of Honor . A full list of events can be found on the online schedule (the English-language listing starts on page 137); below are a few highlights:

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