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Translators, publishers discuss future cooperation

Updated:2018-08-24 |
Delegates pose for a group photo after the conference, on Aug 21, 2018. [Photo provided to]

To build closer ties between translators and publishers, Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support Network (CCTSS) arranged a conference on the global transmission of Chinese books on Tuesday in Beijing.

Publishers from prestigious houses such as Rong Bao Zhai, China Renmin University Press and The Writers Publishing House met with translators and Sinologists from around the world, giving updates on China's book market and listening to readers' interests abroad.

A translator shares his views on Chinese books during the conference on Aug 21, 2018. [Photo provided to]

"We have been working with publishing houses from over 30 countries," Liu Yehua from China Renmin University Press said. "In the future, we hope to cooperate with more translators and introduce contemporary Chinese books to the world."

"I'm very interested in books on traditional Chinese culture and the Belt and Road Initiative," Prabhat Kumar, assistant professor from India's Central University of Gujarat, said. "I want to help Indian readers learn about Chinese history and China's development path."

A translator views a book collection from the Chinese publishing house Rong Bao Zhai, on Aug 21, 2018. [Photo provided to]

During the meeting, translators viewed a list of recent publications. They could contact the representatives of these publishing agencies directly and discuss the details of a translation project.

The anticipated International Database of Contemporary Chinese Writers and Works was also launched at the conference. Running on China's popular social platform WeChat, the software presents profiles of 100 contemporary Chinese writers in multiple languages.