International Online Report (Reporter Li Lin): On September 14, the 28th Beijing International Book Fair kicked off. During the conference, a number of online, offline and professional mass activities will be held to deepen cultural exchanges and mutual learning between China and foreign countries with books as the medium, promote people-to-people bonds, and in-depth discussions on the development of the industry.
In this edition of the China Library, the English versions of “Chinese Food Story: Rice and Vegetables Fragrant” and “Chinese Food Story: Fish and Meat Gourmet” published by Liaoning Science and Technology Press were officially released. While introducing food and cooking techniques, the two books reveal the regional cultural background and deep cultural origins behind the food in the form of stories. Song Chunzhi, president and editor-in-chief of the publishing house, told reporters that he hopes to spread Chinese excellent traditional culture overseas through publishing. “Food culture can better reflect Chinese traditional culture. Around Chinese traditional culture, we have successively published “Sun Tzu Art of War” and “The Analects of Confucius” and translated them into English to promote them all over the world. Three or four books have been published so far. There are thirty or forty varieties that will continue to be pushed out, and at the same time we will make some more down-to-earth things into English versions and promote them abroad.”
In the exhibition area of Shaanxi People’s Publishing House, the Russian and Belarusian editions of “Aspiring for Space” held a launch ceremony. This book adopts the form of reportage, through wonderful quotations and descriptions of real historical events, characters and background materials, comprehensively describes the development history of China’s aerospace industry, and interprets the “space spirit” created by the actions of Chinese astronauts. According to the Russian publisher of the book, Ekaterina, deputy general manager of the Russian Sports and Culture Publishing House, the Russian version of “Aspiring for Space” has achieved good sales since its release in Russia in April: “The book The Russian version of the book can be easily purchased on the largest Russian professional website. In addition, through our stable book sales channel, the paper version has also entered the largest book sales network in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Community countries, as well as bookstores in major cities. Including Moscow and St. Petersburg. At the same time, this book also attracted the interest of Russian readers and received many positive reviews. It was ranked second in the “Closer to the Stars: Secretary of Space Exploration” on our portal. The results.”
On the same day, Shaanxi People’s Publishing House also officially exported the copyright of another book with the background of China’s aerospace-“The State Is First” to Russian and Belarusian publishing houses. Liu Jingwei, deputy editor-in-chief of Shaanxi People’s Publishing House, said: “I want to push China’s high-tech abroad to let people know that we not only have a national culture, but we also have this kind of technological strength, and our technology is already at the forefront of the world. . Promote the spirit of Chinese astronauts and the achievements of China’s aerospace industry.”
As the guest of honor of this year’s China International Conference and Development Expo, Pakistan has set up a booth of the guest of honor at the book fair, exhibiting a large number of selected books, themed pictures and paintings. Aves, the second secretary of the Pakistani Embassy in China, told reporters: “The purpose of the Pakistan booth is to introduce the history, architecture and culture of Pakistan to the Chinese people. As I have seen since the morning, many Chinese friends came here and they asked Questions about various buildings and books. So we are very happy to see people interested in our booth. We hope that this event will help promote the Chinese people’s understanding of Pakistan and the history and scenery of Pakistan.”
According to reports, a total of about 2,200 exhibitors from 105 countries and regions have signed up for the exhibition. Among them, offline entities exhibited about 1,600, accounting for 71%; overseas exhibitors accounted for two-thirds of the total number of exhibitors. Among overseas exhibitors, there are 13 of the top 50 international publishing companies, and 57 countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”.
This edition of the China International Library and Information Expo will be held in a combination of online and offline, which not only gives full play to the advantages of offline exhibitions, but also breaks the limitations of time and space through online exhibitions and meets the diversified needs of the global book industry. By continuously merging the boundaries between cyberspace and real space, we will further establish new advantages in the “Internet +” era, extend the time and space boundaries and life cycle of offline book fairs in all directions, realize new developments after the digital transformation of book fairs, and continue to consolidate the international status of book fairs.Return to Sohu to see more
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