In an essay for the Vienna daily Der Standard (in German here) I tried to make sense of the new generation of electronic reading devices such as Amazon’s Kindle, Sopny’s eReader or the iLiad. I am convinced that they will push the cause of online publishing and reading on screens substantially, but which is more […]

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Where do Chinese publishers want to go today?
September 8, 2008 by ruediger

With all the ambition and enthusiasm and curiosity I met among Chinese publishers, the answer to this question may remain ambivalent – yet it also requires more in depth research. When I discussed the list of publishers who prepare to go public with Hong OuYang, the energetic and very well informed editor-in-chief of China Publishing […]

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Writing literature online has a substantial tradition in China, going back to the 1990s, and the most famous site was certainly www.rongshuxia.com (or “Under the Banyan Tree“), and a report in China Daily recounted already in 2004:  “According to Lu Jinbo, chief editor of the website, it used to receive two or three articles a […]

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