China Focus: Opportunities in Publishing and Collaboration with the UK
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14:30 to 17:30

Britain is the global leader in the creative industries, whereas China is the powerhouse in publishing and its role has never been more prominent. To kick off our China in Context weekend Cypress Books are holding a dynamic seminar exploring the expanding opportunities for literary exchange between China and the UK.

Leading experts will discuss the challenges facing the flow of books between the two countries, and share how collaboration and translation have helped to break down barriers. The event will provide a meaningful platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices within the industry.

This seminar is organised by Cypress Books, a UK based publisher and the UK’s first and largest distributor of books, periodicals and cultural products from and about China.

Speakers and panellists

Angus Phillips is Director of Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Director of Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes and Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos.

Charles Aylmer is Head of the Chinese Department at Cambridge University Library and previously taught in the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Emma Goodliffe is Curator of the Chinese collections at the British Library, managing the Chinese section’s retro-conversion and cataloguing projects.

Frances Wood is a librarian, sinologist and historian. She has lectured on Chinese architecture and book history at the V&A, the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, Sotheby’s and Christie’s education departments, and SOAS.

Helen Wang is Curator of East Asian Money at the British Museum. She is a contributor to Paper Republic, an editor of Read Paper Republic and 2017 Marsh Award for Literature in Translation winner.

Shihui Weng is the Shakespeare Folio Translations Project Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Before joining the RSC, she was an Associate Producer at the National Theatre of Scotland and a Cultural Advisor (China) for Creative Scotland.

To read more about the panellists and to book, click here.