Sherman Raskin to Address “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at Frankfurt Book Fair on Oct 15

Sherman Raskin, Director of Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Program, will discuss “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Sherman Raskin, Director of Pace University Publishing Program, to Address “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 15

NEW YORK, NY, October 13, 2009 – Sherman Raskin, Director of Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Program, will discuss “Chinese Publishing in the USA” at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair.

According to Raskin, “Chinese publishing in the United States is still in its infancy, with McGraw Hill and HarperCollins among the few publishers who have ventured out.”

Raskin’s talk is part of an International Chinese Publishing Forum organized by China’s large Phoenix Publishing & Media Group (PPMG) to be held October 15. It will also provide concrete suggestions about how to develop opportunities in the US market.

Pace Publishing has for the past three years had a program of educating Chinese publishers about the U.S. book industry and has co-organized a number of publishing conferences in China as part of China’s acceleration of its educational efforts.

In May 2009, Pace University’s ties to China were strengthened further when it opened the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City, which was founded in partnership with the Chinese Language Council International and PPMG. Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise in promoting the study of Chinese language and culture. PPMG also is using Pace’s Confucius Institute as a center for developing texts on teaching English.

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Jiangsu Delegation Visits Pace Midtown Center, Friday, February 2

Members of an Official Delegation from Jiangsu province will visit Pace University’s campus in midtown Manhattan to discuss and further develop Pace’s growing collaborations with China, including Pace in China; a Confucius Institute at Pace; and the recently-established Sino-American Publishing Research Center at Pace.

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Contact Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

February 1, 2007

Official Jiangsu Province Delegation to Visit
Pace University Friday, February 2,
Discuss Collaborative Projects in Publishing, Instruction in Chinese Language and Culture

WHO and WHAT: Members of an Official Delegation from Jiangsu province will visit Pace University’s campus in midtown Manhattan to discuss and further develop Pace’s growing collaborations with China, including Pace in China; a Confucius Institute at Pace; and the recently-established Sino-American Publishing Research Center at Pace.

The Jiangsu Delegation includes: SUN Zhijun, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Chairman of the Jiangsu Overseas Culture Exchange Association; YAO Xiaodong, Deputy Secretary-General, Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee; ZHOU Li, General Manager, Jiangsu Broadcasting & Television Group; TANG Yonglin, Director, Division of America & Oceania, Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office; LIU Aihua, Deputy Secretary-General, Jiangsu Overseas Culture Exchange Association; WANG Xiaohe, Secretary to Mr. Sun; and WANG Yan, Interpreter, Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office.

Pace executives hosting the delegation are David A. Caputo, President; Beverly Kahn, Vice President for International Opportunities; Nira Herrmann, Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences; Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information; Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Assoc. Professor of History and Co-director, Asian Studies, and from the University’s MS in Publishing program Sherman Raskin, Director and Professor, Ivor Whitson, Professor and Member, Pace Board of Trustees, and Xiao Chuan Lian, Administrative Director.

WHEN: Friday, February 2, 9 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: Pace University Midtown Center, 551 Fifth Avenue @ 45th Street, Room 1015, New York, NY.