Fables and An­i­mals Book Rec­om­men­da­tion Ses­sion

Beijing (English) - - INFO -

On June 29, 2017, the open­ing cer­e­mony of a book rec­om­men­da­tion ses­sion for the Chi­nese ver­sions of Fables and An­i­mals by Juan José Arre­ola (1918–2001) was held at the Em­bassy of Mex­ico in Bei­jing, China. This event was hosted by the Em­bassy of Mex­ico in China in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Shang­hai Translation Pub­lish­ing House and Plan­eta LATAM agency. As 2017 marks the 45th year of the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Mex­ico and China, the Em­bassy of Mex­ico in China aims to pub­li­cise and pro­mote Mex­i­can culture through this ses­sion and hopes to fur­ther deepen and en­rich cul­tural ex­changes and re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries. Jose Luis Ber­nal, Mex­i­can Am­bas­sador to China at­tended this event to­gether with Wu Hong, vice chief edi­tor of Shang­hai Translation Pub­lish­ing House,

Liu Jing­sheng, Chi­nese trans­la­tor of Fables and Bes­tiario and Gabriel Ni­eto from Plan­eta LATAM agency. This event was also at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Latin Amer­i­can em­bassies in China, well-known pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies and aca­demic in­sti­tutes in China and Chi­nese and over­seas main­stream me­dia.

Born in Ci­u­dad Guz­man, in the state of Jalisco, Mex­ico, Juan José Arre­ola was a fa­mous writer and aca­demic. As a mas­ter of lit­er­a­ture, Arre­ola’s works have a spe­cial char­ac­ter­is­tic of in­te­grat­ing lit­er­ary forms of novel, po­etry and prose. His works are also pi­o­neer rep­re­sen­ta­tion of magic re­al­ism that com­bines imag­i­na­tion with real­ity us­ing orig­i­nal nar­ra­tive tech­niques. Some of his fa­mous books like Fables and An­i­mals pro­moted the de­vel­op­ment of con­tem­po­rary fan­tasy lit­er­a­ture in Mex­ico. Arre­ola is the first writer to have his work trans­lated into Chi­nese and pub­lished by the Plan­eta LATAM agency. It took three years for Fables and An­i­mals to be fully trans­lated into Chi­nese. Since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2014, Plan­eta LATAM agency has pub­lished the works of more than 100 Latin Amer­i­can writ­ers and trans­lated pub­li­ca­tions into 21 dif­fer­ent lan­guages in over 30 coun­tries world­wide.

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