The Third Book Fair of Confucius Academy opened in Guiyang Confucius Academy

2021-02-19

On August 30, the Third Book Fair of Confucius Academy themed on “Carrying on the classics and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of China” was opened in Guiyang Confucius Academy. Sun Zhigang, Secretary of Guizhou Provincial Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of Guizhou Province, made instructions to the Book Fair. And Liu Binjie, President of the Publishers Association of China and former Director of General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China, sent a letter to congratulate on the opening of the Book Fair.

Mu Degui, Member of the Standing Committee of Guizhou Provincial Committee and Director of the Publicity Department of Guizhou Provincial Committee, read Sun’s instructions and declared the opening of the Book Fair. He Li, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guizhou Province, announced the list of “30 Most Popular Books on Sinology”. Wang Shijie, Vice Governor, delivered a welcome speech. Shan Jixiang, former Member of the Party Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, former Director of the Palace Museum and Chief of the Institute of Gugong Studies, made a speech on behalf of cultural celebrities. Liang Heng, former Deputy Chief Editor-in-chief of the People’s Daily and former Deputy Director of General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China, as well as Gu Jiu, former Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guizhou Province and former curator of Guizhou Provincial Research Institute of Culture and History, also attended the opening ceremony.

Sun Zhigang, on behalf of the provincial committee and the provincial government, extended warm congratulations on the opening of the Book Fair and a sincere welcome to all the guests. He said in the instructions that we should firmly implement President Xi Jinping’s keynote speeches on promoting traditional Chinese culture and strengthening cultural confidence, and explore the excellent traditional Chinese culture in Guizhou. Under the guidance of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee as well as State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and with the supports from publicity departments of other provincial committees as well as publishing houses throughout the country, Guizhou has successfully held Book Fair of Confucius Academy · Sinology twice since 2015. He hoped that the organizers would uphold Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and carefully planned the Book Fair with focus on the theme of “Carrying on the classics and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of China”. Besides, they should make the Book Fair a grand event to enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the people, to gather spiritual strength for the fight against poverty, and inherit, develop and spread the excellent traditional Chinese culture, so as to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of our country.

The Book Fair of Confucius Academy is the only one themed on sinology in our country. This year, it has nearly 20 exhibition areas for books on sinology for children, cultural creations of the Palace Museum, and thematic exhibitions of Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan as well as other provinces. Masters of sinology have been invited to give lectures to visitors. A great number of books have been donated by people all over the country to establish the sinology library of Confucius Academy in the impoverished mountainous areas. In addition, online activities such as “Chanting the Classics for Our Country” and “Enjoying Guizhou Book Culture in Confucius Academy” have been carried out simultaneously.