Honor Exhibit in BEA’s History
Events Highlighting Chinese Publishing and Culture
More than 100 cultural and publishing exchange events will be held during BEA, on such subjects as
Chinese literature, the Chinese publishing market, and Chinese books.
Twenty-six Chinese writers will also be in attendance, including some with English translations already
published, such as Su Tong, Liu Zhenyun, Mai Jia, and Bi Feiyu, and others who are bringing new books
to English-language readers, including Feng Tang, Liu Cixin, and A Yi. In addition to established authors
of literary fiction and nonfiction, the delegation will include the Chinese poets Xi Chuan, Lan Lan, and
Zhao Lihong, renowned children’s authors Qin Wenjun and Cao Wenxuan, and newer voices such as Di
An, Xu Zechen, and Sheng Keyi. The writers will participate in readings and discussions, sharing their
views on literature with the American public.
Five high-level publishing forums will be held during BEA: the Chinese-American Publishing & Media
Industry Forum, the Chinese-American Digital Publishing Forum, the Chinese-American Education
Publishing Forum, the Chinese-American Literature Translation Forum, and the Chinese-American Reading
Promotion Forum. Representatives of the China and U.S. publishing industries will share their thoughts
and experiences at these events, deepening the exchange between the two countries’ publishing industries.
The variety of Chinese culture will be on display at five venues, including the aforementioned display
in the show-floor pavilion. In addition to the exhibitions on historical printing and current art at the
Guest of Honor Pavilion, the Beautiful China photo exhibit will feature 72 striking photographs of the
country’s lovely landscapes and heritage sites; Restructuring and Innovation: Contemporary Chinese Architecture
will highlight the connections between Chinese architecture and China’s present state of urban development, introduce the realities of urbanization in China, and examine the possibilities for sustainable
development; and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film will show audiences how Chinese literature has
been adapted to film, giving a more direct look at the nature of Chinese art and culture.
Between its rich exhibitions of books and culture, and its in-depth publishing forums and writer events,
China’s guest of honor program is sure to provide American audiences with a multifaceted firsthand
understanding of contemporary China.
This article was sponsored and written by China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corp.,
organizer of China Market Focus Events.
EVENT DATE TIME LOCATION
Chinese-American May 27 2:30–4: 45 p.m. Room 1E11, Javits
Publishing & Media
Chinese-American Digital May 28 9: 30 a.m.– 12 p.m. Room 1E11, Javits
Chinese-American Literature May 28 2–4 p.m. Room 1E11, Javits
Chinese-American May 29 9:30–11: 30 a.m. Room 1E11, Javits
Chinese-American Reading May 29 2: 30–4 p.m. Room 1E11, Javits