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‘Colourful Dream of Silk Road’ at Beijing Int’l Book Fair

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Iran is going to partake in 24th edition of Beijing International Book Fair as the special guest. The Islamic Republic’s slogan this year is “Iran: The Colourful Dream of Silk Road”.

The 24th Beijing International Book Fair will be held from August 23 to 27 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the slogan “Iran: The Colourful Dream of Silk Road”, will participate as a special guest at the exhibition, the Managing Director of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, Amir Massoud Shahramnia, was quoted as saying in a Farsi report by ISNA.

Shahramnia also said that a poster has been designed and prepared for Iran’s pavilion “based on geometric designs in Islamic art.”

He went on saying that Iran’s pavilion covers an area of 500-square metres.

“Six authors and 12 publishers will take part independently while books by 10 publishers would be presented indirectly at the exhibition.”

He continued that the Iranian literary agents will be very active at the Islamic Republic’s pavilion.

“The Iranian books translated into Chinese will be introduced there. Likewise, some selected works by Iranian publishers in areas like Iranistics, child and adolescent, contemporary Iranian literature, and books winning domestic awards next to Iranian books printed abroad would also be put on show,” he mentioned.

According to Shahramnia, a book named ‘Chinese Iranologists’, which focuses on cultural relations between Iran and China, besides a bibliography of Iranian and Chinese books will be introduced at Iran’s corner.

He said supportive projects, such as the project to support Iranian books in the global markets (Grant), and the week of the Iranian films would also be presented to the visitors.

“Live music performance, dramatic story-telling, and experts’ forum are among the other activities to be held at the Iranian pavilion in this fair,” he concluded.

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