In order to get closer to the world and make the world know more about China, Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support (CCTSS) is launching the Project of Writing on China by Foreigners. |
I. Application Contents
This project aims to sponsor the writing plan of books which are written on China by foreigners via the invitation of a Chinese domestic publishing institution. “Foreigners” in the project primarily refer to foreign sinologists, writers, media professionals, scholars, and other notable public figures.
II. Application Requirements
1. The books on China that are currently in the process of writing must have a sample draft written in a foreign language (the draft must cover at least 50% of the entire contents of the book), and the books must have a writing outline.
2. The writers must be foreigners who have a keen interest in and a relatively sound knowledge of China and Chinese culture.
3. The books must introduce China from an objective perspective.
4. The book writing projects should be planned and operated by enterprises through market implementation. Once a book has been chosen, it must be published and distributed overseas within two years in the fashion of cooperative publishing, etc.5. The books sponsored are mainly those written in English or other extensively-used languages.
All competitive domestic publishing institutions which are willing to participate in this project.
IV. Application Procedures
Starting from the day the guide is released, based on their thorough research and per the application requirements, all institutions select and decide on the writer and topic of their books, fill out the application form and submit all application materials including the application form, a sample book draft, and a writing outline to the Secretariat by November 20, 2017. Late submission will not be accepted.