Brill celebrates longstanding partnerships with key Chinese publishing partners
at the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair
At the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair (26-30 August), Brill celebrated its longstanding partnerships with key Chinese publishing partners, including the 10th year anniversary with Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP) and Peking University Press (PUP). Several events took place to highlight this special occasion, including a live interview between Mr. Xie Shouguang, President of SSAP, and Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe. The same day a Strategic Cooperation Agreement was signed between Brill and Zhonghua Book Company under the China Publishing Group, followed by a live interview between Mr. Li Yan, Vice President of the China Publishing Group, and Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe. The Brill reception festively highlighted the partnerships and Brill’s developments in Asia, including the opening of its Singapore office and its cooperation with the Charlesworth Group in China.
Mrs. Qin Higley (Acquisitions Editor Modern and Contemporary China), responsible for the publishing partnerships with Chinese presses, says about the longstanding collaborations: “Brill has been committed to publishing good quality scholarly works from China. Through partnerships with Chinese presses, we bring Chinese scholarship to a global audience and build a bridge between Chinese and international academia so as to enhance mutual communication and understanding. We appreciate the trust that our Chinese partners have had in Brill and look forward to more cooperation of mutual interest.”
Mr. Xu Jun, President of Zhonghua Book Company says about the collaboration with Brill: “Both Brill and Zhonghua are presses with a strong focus on the Humanities. Through the Strategic Cooperation Agreement, we are expecting to work with Brill on books, journals, digital products including database, marketing, editorial exchange, among other aspects to enhance the communication between Chinese and Western academia.”
Mr. Xie Shouguang, President of SSAP says: “SSAP and Brill started cooperation ten years ago and the two presses have now entered into a deeper and more organic cooperation. In the new digital era, I hope that the two presses will develop even more products that showcase top Chinese scholarship.”