Oxford Summer School for Chinese Publishers

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University [Time]    2017-08-08 10:44:59 

July 21st saw the conclusion of the 12-day Oxford Summer School for Chinese Publishers at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. This summer school catered exclusively to Chinese publishers and was co-ordinated and hosted by Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS), the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University, Beijing International Centre for Cultural Creation and Communication, and FLTRP (UK).

Adrian Bullock, senior lecturer of Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, presenting certificates to delegates upon completion of the summer school.

Senior management and academics from Peking University Press, Zhejiang University Press, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Nanjing University, Palm Reading and Cypress Books attended this programme.

Senior managers from UK publishing industry sharing their practices.

Presentations from senior lecturers of OICPS and publishing industry experts varied from green publishing, and buying and selling rights to digital publishing and strategic management. Directors from Bloomsbury Publishing and Snowflake Books shared their insight into publishing transitions and publishing to promote cultural exchanges.

Delegates’visit to Ingram Lightning Source in Milton Keynes.

Alongside speaker presentations, delegates were treated to visits from industry companies such as Ingram, Wiley Publishers and BookPoint Ltd, to gain a deeper insight into the different methods of publishing and distribution in the UK.

Oxford is an important centre for publishing within the UK. It boasts research institutes, like OICPS, and globally renowned publishers, such as Oxford University Press and Wiley Publishers. Additionally, Oxford is home to an abundance of notable authors from the University of Oxford, such as JRR Tolkien and Lewis Carroll, as well as literary agents and distributors.

Delegates remarked that this programme provided them with an excellent and unique opportunity to learn about the UK publishing market, explore international corporations and build their international publishing and distribution connections, as well as provided the opportunity to meet prestigious and bestselling authors. Delegates also noted that based on their experiences of the summer school they would continue to send and recommend senior staff and colleagues to attend such an event in the future.

With publishing as one of its main focuses, the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University will continue to integrate the publishing resources within the UK and China and promote opportunities for publishing industry exchanges.


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