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Bloomsbury to launch China imprint in 2018

Bloomsbury will launch an English-language imprint Bloomsbury China in February next year, reports the Bookseller.

The imprint will be based at the publisher’s London office. It will publish works in translation and in original English, with its first deal, The Complete Dramatic Works of Tang Xianzu, ‘the Chinese Shakespeare’, to be signed with the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair.

In a speech at the Beijing International Publishing Forum on 22 August, Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin said he ‘believes the future of Chinese publishing is bright’, adding that the publisher’s options for expanding into China included setting up local offices, acquiring a major international company, and partnering with existing international publishers.

Charkin was one of 16 recipients of the Special Book Award of China, which recognises contribution to the promotion of cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.



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