The 13th Spring Festival Joint Exhibition of Chinese Books in Global Overseas Chinese Bookstores is being held in 85 bookstores in 27 countries and regions.
With the theme of “Reading China”, the exhibition is organized by China’s National Press and Publication Administration and carries out book displays and cultural performances.
There are 48 bookstores in Asia, 14 bookstores in Europe, 14 bookstores in America, and 7 bookstores in Oceania joining in on the exhibition. Bookstores in Tunisia and Mauritius are also participating in the exhibition, making it the first time that a joint book exhibition themed on the Spring Festival will be held in Africa.
Books featured in the exhibition include award-winning Chinese novels and works on China’s governance, which closely meet the needs of overseas readers.
The joint exhibition has a variety of forms highlighting the interaction with participants. Activities such as exchanges among the authors, book signings and online book clubs, writing Spring Festival couplets, guessing Lantern Riddles, and painting traditional Chinese paintings will also be held to allow overseas readers to understand Chinese culture and China in the new era.