Articles in the Chinese-French Bilingual Version of the Confucius Institute Reprinted in Well-known French Magazines

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers [Time]    2014-04-04 13:31:51 
 

French well-known fashion magazine Moment (Ming Shi in Chinese) intends to reprint the full text of “Fresh Town with a Long History --- Ping Yao” in the Chinese-French bilingual version of the Confucius Institute. The person in charge of the editorial board Mandy indicates that editors of Moment pay close attention to the Chinese-French bilingual version of the Confucius Institute, which provides them with rich communication information between China and France. The magazine introduces Chinese culture from different perspectives, which suits the readers in French-speaking regions. The reprint intention has recently been approved by the magazine the Confucius Institute.

This is not a unique case. A French magazine WE Demain also mailed to the editorial board of the Chinese-French bilingual version of the Confucius Institute, expressing their intention to reprint in their paper version of May 2014 the article “The Father of Pinyin” published in the Confucius Institute in January 2014. We Demain with both paper version and online version is edited by the French well-known higher education institute Paris Dauphine University. It is devoted to sustainable development, scientific and technological progress and environmental protection. French book-review magazine Encres vagabondes also shows great interest in the Confucius Institute, and will introduce it to their readers.

Since its first issue in 2010, the Chinese-French bilingual version of the Confucius Institute has created its own distinctive features and gradually won the recognition of French mainstream society, which hence draws continuous attention of senior levels in French government and local media. In September 2013, the article Chuang Chou Dreamed of Becoming a Butterfly published in Chinese-French bilingual version of the Confucius Institute has been incorporated in the distance Chinese learning material for the second grade of senior high school by the Ministry of Education of France. The electronic edition of this article, together with extended teaching resources has been selected into the “Online Academy” established by the Ministry of Education of France (http://www.academie-en-ligne.fr).

By Guo Yugang