Romania will be present for the third time in a row in the Beijing International Book Fair running August 23 through 27 with a national stand organised by the Cultural Romanian Institute (ICR) through the National Book Centre (CNC) and the ICR branch in the Chinese capital city.
The Romanian stand will exhibit the most recent Romanian releases in Chinese, books and albums published through the financing programmes of ICR, TPS -Translation and Publication Support Programme and PUBLISHING ROMANIA, as well as new editorial releases by the Publishing House of the Romanian Cultural Institute, alongside the Polirom, RAO, Humanitas, Humanitas Fiction, Paralela 45, Cartea Romaneasca, Nemira, Curtea Veche, Niculescu, Paidea, Casa Radio, Grupul Editorial Art, Ideea Europeana publishing groups, ICR informs in a press release sent on Friday to AGERPRES.
“The schedule of this edition, mostly dedicated to the dialogue between the Romanian and Chinese book printing experts, will include several talks and meetings among editors, as well as book releases, the Romanian literature being present this year on the fair’s stages through the most recent editorial releases translated in Chinese: poetry volumes signed Mihai Eminescu (Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press), Marin Sorescu and Nichita Stanescu (Shanghai Publishing House for Literature), Aphorisms by Valeriu Butulescu (English-Chinese edition, China Publishing Group and Zhongyi Publishing House), Romanians’ fairy tales by Mite Kremnitz (Guangxi Normal University Press Editorial Group) and The next seven years by Marius Cristinel Stoicescu and Valentin Cristian Stoicescu (Renmin University Press),” says the source.
The protagonists of Romania’s programme at the International Book Fair in Beijing are Denisa Comanescu, managing director of Humanitas Fiction Publishing House, Dan Dungaciu, director of the “Ion I. C. Bratianu” Political Sciences and International Relations Institute (ISPRI) with the Romanian Academy, and director of the ISPRI Publishing House, Ovidiu Enculescu, director of the RAO Editorial Group, Andrei Niculescu, director of Niculescu Publishing House, Virgil Onita, president of the “Libris Cultural” Association and director of Libris Editorial Publishing House, Andrei Potlog, editor of the Ideea Europeana Publishing House, Su Yan, translator, writers Marius Cristinel Stoicescu and Valeriu Butulescu, as well as the actors of the “Ion D. Sarbu” Theatre of Petrosani.
The list also includes the premiere of the play “Brancusi the Infinite” by Valeriu Butulescu, played in the presence of the author by the actors of the “Ion D. Sarbu” Theatre of Petrosani, as well as an event dedicated to the Romanian Language Day, where the Romanian writers and publishers will be joined by Chinese translators, editors and culture people who, the long of time, have made happen the presence of the Romanian culture in the Asian area.
Our country participated for the first time with a national stand in this noted event in 2015, when the Romanian Cultural Institute was inaugurated in Beijing, the following year being among the guests of honour of the fair, alongside the other central and eastern-European countries.