China books will participate in Cairo International Book Fair

18:01, January 24, 2011      

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China, as the Guest of Honor, will participate in the 43rd Cairo International Book Fair in Egypt, said Zhang Jichen, vice president of China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, in Cairo on Jan. 23.

Zhang Jichen said that the Chinese books that have been brought to the book fair include books that introduce the latest achievements and developments in the fields of contemporary Chinese politics, economy, science, technology, culture, Chinese study books and ancient Chinese classics.

During the book fair, the General Administration of Press and Publication of China and Egypt's Ministry of Culture will sign a cooperation agreement. China will also present some 1,000 high-quality books to the National Library and Archives of Egypt and the Alexandria Library.

The Chinese hall covers an area of 1,400 square meters, with special areas allocated for a variety of exhibitions about the history of the evolution of Chinese characters; photos and landscapes of modern China and intangible cultural heritage. Nearly 250 publishers as well as 13 renowned scholars, writers and artists will attend the book fair.

The fair also includes a seminar featuring literature and translation among Chinese and Egyptian writers and artists and a week-long film show.

By Yan Meng, People's Daily Online


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