“Children Picture Books from China” Theme Exhibition Held at Book Exposition of American

[Source]    Confucius Institute at George Mason University [Time]    2017-07-05 17:34:33 
 

From May 31st to June 2nd, local time, the Book Exposition of American (BEA) kicked off at Javits Centre in New York. As the nation's biggest book sale exhibition, the BEA represents the trend and concept of book publishing industry in the coming years, attracting over one thousand publishers from more than 80 countries around the world every year and making it one of the world biggest annual events in the publishing field.

This year, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University worked with the Confucius Institute at China Institute and the Confucius Institute U.S. Center to bring the theme exhibition that was organized and planed by the Confucius Institute Headquarters to the BEA in New York.

In 2016, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) selected 197 kinds of original works, organized and planed promotion activities of original children's books as well as participated in large-scale international book exhibitions. The children picture books at the exhibition are content-rich and exquisitely bound, featuring various themes from ancient folklores to contemporary famous children's stories. There were ink and wash, watercolors, three-dimensional paintings and other paintings. The exhibition showed what and how Chinese children read nowadays in a special way of Chinese picture books, telling Chinese stories to readers around the world.


The exhibition area of the Confucius Institute


The exhibition area of the Confucius Institute


Visitors consulting


Visitors consulting

The exhibition area of the Confucius Institute was one of the areas receiving most attention. There had been a constant stream of booksellers worldwide coming up to consult and discuss. Cinzia Seccamani, an Italian exhibitor, expressed the wish to introduce Children’s books from China. Buyers from the libraries were so fond of the fine books that they wished to read the English versions as soon as possible.