On December 9th, several Bulgarian publishing houses presented a series of Bulgarian version of Chinese books, including "Discover China", "The Book of Songs" and “Confucianism and Chinese Dream”, which were recently published in Bulgaria, at a book launch ceremony during the 49th Sofia International Book Fair.
The ceremony, titled "To Read About China, to Understand China", was co-organized by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) and Confucius Institute in Sofia. Around 50 experts attended the 2-hour event.
At the event, Yan Jianqun, Minister-Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Bulgaria, said that in recent years FLTRP has actively cooperated with the Bulgarian publishing industry, which opened a new window for Bulgarian readers.
FLTRP's President Wang Fang said in a video message that these books aimed to show the real and comprehensive China and help Bulgarian readers to better understand China.
A list of Chinese books to be published in Bulgaria in 2023 was also unveiled during the event, including "How the Communist Party of China Changes China", "Economic Reform and Development—The Chinese Way" by Li Yining, and "About Women" by Bing Xin.
At the book fair, a total of more than 500 different kinds of Chinese books were exhibited on the shelves of the FLTRP's booth, covering topics of politics, economics, culture, history, technology and the Chinese language.