UC Press partnered with the United States China Exchange Council (USCEC), a California registered non-profit organization, to welcome delegates from the Guangdong Provincial Publishing Group (GDPG) last week in our Oakland office. For more than two decades, USCEC has successfully exchanged delegates between the U.S. and China for purpose of education and to develop friendship between the two nations, and UC Press was grateful to contribute to its mission and goals.
GDPG is the largest publishing group in South China. It was established in December 1999 and is located in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. GDPG publishes about 5,000 titles of books and 500 kinds of audio-video products each year. GDPG has eight publishing houses: Guangdong People’s Publishing House, Guangdong Education Publishing House, Guangdong Science and Technology Press, Flower City Publishing House, New Century Publishing House, Guangdong Economy Publishing House, Guangdong Petrel Electronic & Audio-Video Publishing House and Guangdong Language & Audio-Video Publishing Company. These eight publishing houses all have their own special emphasis in different fields of publication: social sciences, education, science & technology, literature, children, and economic management.
During the meetings, UC Press and GDPG staff explored the state of the publishing and bookselling industry in U.S. and China, and exchanged ideas on the future of books, journals, and content across the globe.