Bonus Material: China Spends Five Million Euros on Frankfurt Book Fair

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

China in FrankfurtThe Frankfurter Rundschau reports that China has spent a total of 5 million Euros on its program taking place at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Numerous events relating to China are being held in Frankfurt over the coming weeks leading up to the Fair, starting with this weekend’s symposium, “China and the World – Perceptions and Realities.”

You can find more details about the official Chinese program at the Fair, here. On the Chinese delegation’s own site for the Fair you can find information such as a list of titles the Chinese government funded to be translated into German and English, dozens of video interviews (in Chinese) with publishers, as well as a tab for “Bachground Information” — which is either a spelling error or a very clever allusion. (Either way, Nury Vitacchi would be very pleased, and if you don’t know who he is, see here. His books are well worth the trouble of acquiring from either Hong Kong or Australia.)

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.