The Shanghai Children’s Book Fair opens this week with a global roster of speakers; Penguin Random House rolls out a plan to help employees pay off student loans.
The chairman of China South, one of China’s largest media groups, discussed his commitment to preserving reading culture in China and around the world.
With ‘roots in China’s social transformation,’ a newly evocative body of writing is developing in China, beginning with the global recognition of author Mo Yan.
Hailing how Wang Anyi has ‘continuously transformed her writing and altered her literary directions,’ the Newman Prize is set to honor her.
With investments from China’s Qtone and Oxford University Press, ed-tech accelerator Emerge Education is engaging with ‘the old school together with the new school.’
With China making a strong showing on the upper end of the list, a new ranking of 2015 revenue demonstrates that the “Big Five” aren’t necessarily the largest when all sectors are considered.
China ‘is funding 20 new English-language journals a year,’ according to the UK’s Publishing Association report out this week. At the same time, concern is expressed about ‘ideological control.’
Zhejiang University Press has events at BIBF this week, as Japan’s Toto Serkan looks at Japan’s mobile gaming market, and Scotland’s Society of Young Publishers weighs the industry’s interest in new skills.
China’s cultural tradition sees a history ‘lousy with apocalypses,’ as Isaac Stone Fish writes, but fictional calamities are rare when the end ‘has no end.’
Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users.