Publishing in Europe and China 2020 programme announced

News - International Wednesday, 29th January 2020

Oxford Brookes-organised symposium follows London Book Fair

The Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University has announced the programme for the 2020 Symposium on Publishing in Europe and China. The symposium takes place in association with the London Book Fair (LBF).

The programme opens on Thursday 12 March, at the end of LBF, with a dinner at Goodenough College in Bloomsbury, London. The speaker will be Richard Charkin, president of Bloomsbury China.

On 13 March there will be three plenary sessions and a number of panel discussions, covering topics such as social media in China and the international rights trade. There are expert panels covering trade, scholarly and educational publishing.

The speakers include:

• Richard Charkin, president Bloomsbury China
• Cheng Sanguo, chairman of Bookdao, Beijing
• Niels Peter Thomas, managing director books, Springer Nature
• Emma Bourne, managing director schools (K-12) and higher education division, Macmillan Education
• Casper Grathwohl, academic technology director, Oxford University Press
• Leena Normington, podcast and video producer, Vintage
• Helen Tian, general manager, China & East Asia Charlesworth Group
• Michael Healy, executive director, international relations, Copyright Clearance Center.
• Jane Tappuni, Pottermore
• Xu Haifeng, managing director, children's publishing, FLTRP

Angus Phillips, director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies & Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University, said: "This event is an exciting opportunity to understand more fully the publishing market in China and how further links can be established between publishing in Europe and China."

Further details here.