When in January 1993, a bearded New Zealander walked through the doors of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) at Leifsgade, no one could have imagined that publishing history was about to be made. Since then, three decades have passed and editor-in-chief Gerald Jackson celebrates his 30th anniversary at NIAS Press this month.
On Jan 25 we held a New Year gathering at NIAS at which many friends and colleagues recognised Gerald’s anniversary, and thanked him very warmly for all he has done. From small beginnings, Gerald has single-handedly established a highly-regarded international press that has made a massive contribution to the academic publishing field of Asian studies.
Some of Gerald’s current and previous Publishing Assistants first met each other in front of the infamous yellow book shelf.
(From Left to Right: Fanny Töpper, Julia Heinle, Gerald Jackson, Adam Øster Posselt, Freek Jonker)
Dear Gerald, we look back with you on your huge achievement and raise our glasses to you this month! Thanks for all your fabulous work to make NIAS Press what it is today.