Diversity and Tolerance Promoted in Myanmar Children’s Books Projects
August 24, 2017 at 2:20 am

From Frontier Myanmar: 'A complete collection of all our child-authored books' is part of the reading program one literacy-based charity delivers to kids. The post Diversity and Tolerance Promoted in Myanmar Children’s Books Projects appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

IPA urges China to 'respect the decision' of Cambridge University Press to restore articles
August 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

International Publishers Association praises CUP’s decision, counter to China’s censorship request, but will ‘wait to see what the consequences’ areThe president of the International Publishers Association has urged the Chinese government not to take punitive action against Cambridge University Press following the publisher’s decision to restore online access to hundreds of academic articles it had…

Antifa: the Anti-fascist Handbook – 'What Trump said made the book seem even more urgent'
August 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

Rushed into print after the US president said there were ‘fine people on both sides’ of the Charlottesville clashes, Mark Bray’s guide provides tactics for those hoping to ‘defeat the resurgent far right’When US president Donald Trump drew a parallel between the far-right protestors in Charlottesville and counter demonstrators last week, saying that, “You had…

On Bestseller Lists in India: ‘Which One Should You Trust?’
August 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists. The post On Bestseller Lists in India: ‘Which One Should You Trust?’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Cambridge University censorship U-turn is censored by China
August 22, 2017 at 2:28 am

Chinese academics commend decision to unblock access to sensitive articles, but Beijing expunges mention of the climbdown from internetChinese intellectuals and bloggers have celebrated Cambridge University’s decision to push back against Beijing’s draconian information controls – but Communist party censors reacted almost immediately to prevent word of the snub spreading in mainland China.Cambridge University Press,…

Solzhenitsyn's Russian Revolution epic to be published in English
August 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

First complete translation announced of dissident’s multi-volume historical novel The Red Wheel – his ‘life’s mission’ – after anonymous donor funds projectA grant from an anonymous donor is enabling the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s epic cycle of novels about the Russian Revolution – a work which was the Soviet dissident writer’s “life’s mission”, according to his…

China’s bid to block my journal’s articles is a new attack on academic freedom | Tim Pringle
August 21, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Cambridge University Press was asked to suppress articles in China Quarterly. It has now resisted, but it is a worrying developmentThe international furore that followed Cambridge University Press’s compliance with “an instruction from a Chinese import agency to block individual articles from China Quarterly” made one thing very clear. Academic freedom remains the absolute core…