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ASEF Meeting Of Publishers: How To Promote Understanding Between Asia And Europe Through Publication

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06 Oct 98 - 06 Oct 98 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department Publishing Programme Culture

Frankfurt (Germany)


This Meeting of Publishers brought together 43 guests that comprised publishers, national book fair organisers, representatives of book publishers' associations, and representative bodies involved in promoting publishing from Asia and Europe for an evening of networking and discussion.

Andreas Langenscheidt, General Partner and Chairman of the Langerscheidt Publishing Group, chaired the meeting, and Andre Levy, an eminent French translator of oriental literature, gave the keynote address. Levy spoke about the translator's role in cultural dialogue, his personal experience as a translator of oriental literature, and his efforts to balance the conflicting demands of his editor and his craft.


- Introduce the ASEF and its mission to the world of publishing

- Encourage participants to brainstorm and identify areas where the ASEF could work with the publishing industry to add value to the Asia-Europe cultural dialogue

- Promote a better understanding of the factors that enhance the flow of books between Asia and Europe

- Help build institutional and personal networks between publishers from both regions

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