Symposium: From Print to Publishing: The Changing Role of the Book in China and the UK

Manchester, UK
May 9th 2013

This one-day symposium brings together professionals, academics, curators and artists from the fields of publishing in China and the UK to discuss the changing character of print and art book publishing; the developing role of self-publishing and artists’ book initiatives, and the impact of online

and digital media on the traditional art book publishing industry. In addition, the symposium will examine practical challenges facing foreign publishers attempting to enter the Mainland Chinese market.

One-Day Symposium
Thu 9 May 2013, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Exhibition preview 5.30pm – 7.30pm


10.00 am – 10.30 am REGISTRATION

10.30 am – 10.45 am Introduction by Rachel Marsden (Research Curator, Chinese Arts Centre)

10.45 am – 11.15 am Introduction by John Millichap (Founder of 3030Press, Shanghai, and organiser of Tumbler. Indie print in China exhibition)

11.15 am – 11.45 am Ra Page (Comma Press) – ‘Publishing the Liminal’

11.45 am – 12.15 pm Paul Gladston (Centre for Contemporary East-Asian Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham) – ‘Academic Research and Publishing in China: From Hard Copies to Digital Networks and Back Again’

12.15 pm – 1 pm Panel discussion and Q&A

1.00 pm – 2 pm LUNCH (provided for delegates only)

2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Frances Wood (British Library) – ‘From Mao to Modernity’

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Anne Witchard (University of Westminster) – ‘Under the Radar: English Language Publishing in China’

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

3.30 – 3.45 pm Afternoon tea break (refreshments provided)

Chinese Arts Centre – Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU, UK  0161 832 7271 0161 832 7513


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