Networking 1：Special Presentation: “Scrolls of a Northern City” 14F
Networking 2：Comic Festivals & Curators
Networking 3：Licensing, Film/TV & Cross-Media Application
- Elisabeth WOLF
Company Owner and Founder / Chinabooks E. Wolf, Switzerland
The Swiss company Chinabooks.ch is a publisher of textbooks for learning Chinese as a foreign language as well of Manhua, comics from the Chinese-speaking areas of the world (Taiwan, Hongkong, mainland China, overseas Chinese-speaking community). Currently about 70% of our Manhua publications are by Taiwanese artists. We are currently the only publisher in the German-speaking area of Europe that solely focuses on publishing Manhua.
The company was founded in 2005. We are a private-owned company.
Artists that we have published so far or will publish soon:
Taiwanese artists: Jimmy Liao, Chen Uen, Sean Chuang, Enzo, Ruan Guangmin, Lao Pei (we are currently still in negotiations for buying German rights of titles by Cai Zhizhong)
Mainland Chinese artists: Jidi, Ageng, Zhang Jing, Liu Jing
The founder and owner of Chinabooks is Elisabeth Wolf, a German-Austrian national who grew up in Switzerland. After studying a few semesters of Sinology at University of Zurich, where she met her husband Erchen Wu, a Swiss national who was born in Shanghai, the couple decided to open a online bookstore for Chinese language publications in Zurich. This online bookstore later developed into a publishing house.
- OSATO Yuji
COO / Access Bright, Japan
Responsible person in charge of Konami Co., Ltd, a well-known Japanese game company.
Engaged in many well-known projects of Konami, leading Japan in the online game market, mobile game market and social game market.
April, 2000 Fire Bond Japan
Jan , 2003 Konami Co., Ltd
April, 2008 Internet Revolution, Inc. / Operating Officer
Oct, 2010 Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Aug, 2016 AccessBright.Inc. / COO
- Lung YEH
General Manager / 345YEH Corporation, Taiwan
The "JhugeShiro" series was created by Mr. Yeh, Hong-Chia, a pioneer in Taiwan's comic books; and is the common childhood memory shared by generations of Taiwanese born during the period of 1945-1965 (the so-called "345 Grades"). In the "Childhood" song that Luo Dayou created and everyone can catch up, "JhugeShiro" and the Devil Party, who ended up with the sword" has been well enjoyed and remembered.
345Yeh Corporation was awarded the complete IP authorization of "JhugeShiro" two years ago, and strives to collect, digitally repair, document, re-issue and share online this important cultural asset. We are dedicated not only to bring back the fond memory of "JhugeShiro" to "345 Grades", but also to cross over to stage show, 3D comics and 3D animation to let cross-generations of grandparents and grandchildren share and love the same heroes of Taiwanese comics.
- Michael LIN
Executive Producer / Kiwing Studios, Taiwan
Kiwing Studios has dedicated to developing film and television works for many years, especially related to Taiwanese culture. In 2017, we launched a series of works adaptation of the drama re-writing program and is committed to filming Taiwan's popular comics and novels. The first work, which features the Golden Comic Award-winning comic book "Scrolls of a Northern City", into the film teaser. We looking to produce high-quality films and TV series in the era of the rapid development of internet entertainment, and introduce Taiwanese culture to the world.