How do Chinese good books take the initiative to go out
How can Chinese good books go across national borders?
In 2020, including the London Book Fair in the United Kingdom and the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany, the world-famous book fair was almost canceled by half. The International Book Fair is an important platform for civilized exchanges and academic mutual learning. In response to the special situation in 2020, China actively promotes Chinese good books and introduces China’s recent academic publishing achievements overseas. On July 10, the first three-month Chinese edition Book Global Cloud Exhibition was officially opened.
The Chinese version of the good library is online for the world
New books such as "The Forbidden City in the Six Hundred Years", literature databases such as "Thematic Database of Southwest United University", and "Chinese Medieval History Research Proceedings" and other new achievements in Chinese research... In the past, these were only able to meet overseas readers at the International Book Fair. On July 10th, the Chinese version of the good book global cloud exhibition conference platform, the Chinese version of the good book library website was officially launched, collecting China Publishing Group's fine book resources in recent years, displaying more than 20,000 kinds of paper books, nearly 10,000 kinds of e-books, professional Sexual and academic are outstanding.
The Chinese version of the good library will serve users of overseas academic institutions and meet the needs of overseas East Asian research. According to Li Yan, general manager of China Publishing & Media Co., Ltd., the first Chinese version of the World Book Fair is hosted by China Publishing Group and undertaken by China Book Import & Export (Group) Corporation. There are currently books from 24 countries and regions A total of more than 150 units have signed up for libraries, bookstores and Amazon, Saiyue and other international book channel providers, covering European and American countries and countries along the “Belt and Road”, and radiating the world.
Academic publishing is constantly on the line, and civilization exchanges are seen on the cloud. This is an important measure for the Chinese publishing industry to find opportunities in crisis.
"This time the Chinese version of the good book cloud exhibition can be said to be the collective appearance of the Chinese version of the good book." Zang Yongqing, president of the People's Literature Publishing House, said the long-term nature of the epidemic will bring profound changes to the publishing industry. At the moment, on the one hand, we must continue to do a good job in the prevention and treatment of new coronary pneumonia, and on the other hand, we must actively invest in the resumption of labor and full production. Under such a background, the launch of the Chinese version of the Book Cloud Show is just in time. It overcomes the difficulty of being unable to organize offline exhibition sales activities at present, and allows all publishers and readers to share good book information in a timely manner in the form of online communication.
Not to miss a good book in China, but also an important appeal for overseas Chinese studies.
Yang Jidong, director of the East Asia Library at Stanford University, introduced that the East Asia Library at Stanford University is one of the East Asian libraries at North American University. The library currently has 830,000 volumes of academic publications in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Among them, there are about 500,000 books in Chinese, which are increasing at an annual rate of about 10,000. Databases and electronic book collections are increasing.
"Under the background of this epidemic, the China Edition Group took the lead in launching the China Edition Good Book Global Cloud Exhibition, which opened a new chapter in the selection of Chinese paper and electronic books by overseas libraries." Yang Jidong believes that the outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic this year will affect overseas books. The construction of collections and traditional reader service models have brought unprecedented challenges. By concentrating on online exhibitions of Chinese high-quality publications, we can quickly and actively respond to the adverse effects of the epidemic, so that overseas librarians can promptly pick and choose Chinese high-quality paper and electronic books, which will greatly ease the pressure on libraries.
"Plan the key points" for the second half of China's good books
At the online academic seminar of the Cloud Exhibition on July 10, the heads of many well-known domestic publishing houses, such as People's Literature Publishing House, Commercial Press, and Zhonghua Bookstore, sent online to dozens of overseas university libraries and The book publishing organization introduced the important achievements of Chinese publishing in recent years and set the focus for the key publications in the second half of 2020.
"In the second half of this year, the Humanities Society will launch Mo Yan's first collection of "Late Mature People" after winning the Nobel Prize. A series of heavy novels will also be released, such as Feng Jicai's "Artists" and Chi Zijian's " "Fireworks", Liu Xinwu's "Cruise Fragment", Xu Guixiang's "Heroes of Heroes", Yan Geling's "666", Wang Anyi's "One Knife, Thousand Words", and Zhang Wei's historical and cultural prose "Pan Lan Zhi", etc. A large number of good books." Zang Yongqing also introduced that after the outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia, the sales of e-books and audiobooks of the Humanities and Social Sciences Society grew rapidly. Compared with the same period last year, e-book sales increased by more than 20%. This shows that during the epidemic, readers are very interested in digital reading. Many foreign publishers are also actively transforming into the field of digital reading, and digital publishing in the entire publishing industry is on the rise.
"As of last month, we have published a total of 9 titles of the "Overseas Chinese Ancient Books" series, covering 14 book collection institutions in North America, Europe and Oceania. In addition, overseas ancient book cataloging projects that have been signed or included in the publishing plan also There are 12 of them, which will be gradually completed in the next few years." Xu Jun, the executive director of China Bookstore, has counted the results of the cooperation between China Bookstore and overseas document collection agencies over the past few decades. He also introduced that Harvard Yenching, which was originally scheduled to be published in March The library’s catalogue of ancient books could not be published as scheduled, and now the editing of the manuscripts has been completed, and it is expected to be available at the end of this month or early next month.
"We look forward to more and better quality literature publications spreading to all parts of the world through our cooperation and contributing to the global research and promotion of Chinese culture." Xu Jun said.
During the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, many domestic publishing organizations explored the publication mode of “paper and electricity synchronization” between paper books and e-books. In the future, e-books “going global” will also become an important trend. Qiao Xiaoqin, director of the Chinese Department of the East Asian Library of the University of Toronto in Canada, said: "Electronic resources highlight their unique importance in this epidemic. The library needs to work with publishing houses and book vendors to create new service modes for resource acquisition and delivery. ."
It is understood that the Chinese version of the book's global cloud exhibition will continue until October 10, and then, a series of online academic exchange activities such as "writer day" will also be carried out.
(Reporter Chen Xue)