Various cultural exhibitions and workshops hosted by the Chinese Embassy became public topics and hoisted the 20th International Book Fair (FIL) in Lima to a new level of global presence. The 17-day event was closed on August 2 in the capital city.
(Soundbite) Zhu Xiaoyan, Cultural Counselor of Chinese Embassy
“The Chinese stand has become a prime place in the book fair. From the opening until now, the main local media have taken the Chinese stand as a focus of their coverage. It can be seen that we have achieved our cultural manifestations of China.”
The Chinese stand usually saw a long queue, either buying books or crafts, or waiting to have a try of the traditional costumes.
Red lanterns, Chinese knots, paper cutting, traditional costumes of the Han and Tang dynasties, silk embroidery, and books of history, medicine and politics. Chinese elements were wide-ranging and ubiquitous.
Particularly, seminars on the book by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the literary works by Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan, and the Encyclopedia of Chinese Culture by Peruvian Sinologist Guillermo Danino triggered off hot debates about the corresponding aspects of China.
FIL Lima is one of the top five book fairs in Latin America. With 20 years of experience, it has become a platform for cultural exchange, attracting participating countries of Asia, Europe and the United States.