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Beijing authors share Chinese literature in London

Updated: 2023-10-25 15:38 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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The event "Writing China – Roundtable with Five Renowned Chinese Authors" was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Britain, on Oct 22nd.

Li Liyan, minister counselor for cultural affairs at China's embassy in London, Tian Peng, first-level inspector of Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Alan Cummings, head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), representatives of the Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles including authors such as Li Er, Xu Zechen, Qiao Ye, Zhou Xiaofeng and Zhou Min, British Sinologist Jack Hargreaves, as well as local readers attended the event.

Li Liyan said that both China and the UK boast rich literary traditions, profound histories, and vibrant cultures. Literature plays an essential role in deepening cultural exchanges and fostering mutual understanding between the two nations. He hoped that more outstanding literary works by Chinese authors would be shared abroad, allowing foreign readers to gain a better understanding and insight into China.

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