The K foundations regularly attend the following book fairs:
- The London Book Fair
- The Frankfurt Book Fair (World's most important book trade show)
- The Guadalajara Book Fair (Latin America's most important trade/public show)
- The Book Expo America
- The Los Angeles Book Exhibit
- The Miami Book Fair
The decision to go to Beijing this year was largely informed by the sudden surge of openly publishing Krishnamurti in China. Previously, it's known that translation were made underground, or published outside of a contractual relation with the foundations. However in 2005-2006, the foundations partnered with 2 publishers in mainland China to bring out core titles of Krishnamurti's works: The First and Last Freedom, Think on These Things, Education and the Significance of Life, Commentaries on Living 1-3, and a recent compilation of extracts, The Book of Life.
Books published in Taiwan over the years also made their way into China; despite the difference in script between the two countries. As some readers may know, China has developed a simplified character system for writing with fewer strokes per character, while Taiwan uses the traditional Chinese script.
The return journey from Beijing will also include a stop in Tokyo to give 2 public presentations on Krishnamurti. Laura Wells, who has lived in Tokyo for several years as a translator and been a long-time reader of K, has helped us to organize and promote these events. I will be posting the flyer for the Tokyo event here in case anyone in the Tokyo area who reads this blog would like to attend.
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posted by Michael Lommel