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Brill Asia Opens a Branch Office in Beijing

International academic publisher Brill, through its regional office in Singapore, Brill Asia, has opened a branch office in Beijing, supporting its sales and marketing activities. The official opening took place during the 24th Beijing International Book

Leiden, The Netherlands  ()

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) / Beijing (CN) -  1 September 2017

International academic publisher Brill, through its regional office in Singapore, Brill Asia, has opened a branch office in Beijing, supporting its sales and marketing activities. The official opening took place during the 24th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF, 23-27 August). A festive reception for the opening of Brill China was held at the Residence of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the presence of Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Mr. Paul Menkveld and distinguished guests. Celebratory speeches were given by the acting Ambassador, representatives of Brill, Peking University Library, and established publishing partners.
"For over 300 years Royal Brill Publishing House has been in the business of connecting societies through scholarly publications. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing is happy to see that Royal Brill, publishing for more than 100 years on China, Chinese culture and the Chinese language, will continue their work of engaging and partnering with Asia's best scholars, universities and publishing houses from their newly established branch office in China's capital Beijing. We wish this renowned Dutch company and its staff all the best".
Paul Menkveld, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

"Opening a branch office in China is a logical step after we established Brill Asia, our regional office in Singapore, in 2015. China is an important market that requires a different approach. Closeness to market is key, with local staff that can serve our customers in their own language and time-zone. We are delighted to continue to serve their needs though Brill China."
Liesbeth Kanis, Managing Director Brill Asia and Brill China

At the BIBF, Brill further signed a strategic cooperation agreement with The Commercial Press (1897), one of the leading presses in China in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The two presses will collaborate on publishing academic books, journals and digital products.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with The Commercial Press, one of China's oldest and most prestigious publishers. Our publishing houses share a vision of excellence in academic publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our joint agreement is an important step in strengthening Brill's presence in China."
Dr. Uri Tadmor, Publishing Director Asian Studies, Brill

On the same day, Brill and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for their collaboration on a collection of digital resources, entitled Jewish Refugees in China.

For more information on Brill China ( contact Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mr. Peter Coebergh ( or Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis ( For more information on the publishing cooperation contact Dr. Uri Tadmor ( or Dr. Qin Higley (

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology. With offices in Leiden, Boston, Paderborn, Singapore and China, Brill annually publishes over 270 journals and around 1200 new books and reference works, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit

About The Commercial Press
The Commercial Press was founded in Shanghai on February 11, 1897 and is the oldest modern publishing house in China. After several decades, it has been developed into a cultural and educational institute with publishing as its major business. Guided consistently by the principle of fostering cultural enhancement and intellectual enlightenment, its impact on the history of cultural and educational publishing in modern China has been profound and far-reaching.  The Commercial Press is devoted to promoting cultural and educational enterprises in this new age of information. Building upon the foundation of both printed and digital formats, it will continue to advance, and actively pursue new developments towards greater diversification. For more information see our website.

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJUTP)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) is the official publishing house of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China's leading universities and research institutions. Founded in 1983, it furthers the university's goals of excellence in academic research, education and spreading knowledge. SJTUP publishes about 1,500 monographs, reference titles and textbooks annually covering a wide range of subjects, including natural sciences, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Highlights include Collected Works of H.S. Tsien, A History of Chinese Science and Technology by former President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Lu Yongxiang, Aerospace Engineering Series edited by Academician Gu Songfen, and the first Chinese edition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations translated by Yan Fu. Working closely with scholars, SJTUP disseminates science and promotes learning for the international academic community, meeting the needs of the full spectrum of researchers, professionals, teachers and students. SJTUP maintains good relationships with many renowned international publishers, conducting copyright trades and co-publishing programs with them, and has spearheaded the drive to introduce Chinese scholars to international academic communities. For more information see our website.

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