To adhere to the development direction of consolidating Macao as "a hub of exchange and co-operation where traditional Chinese culture prevails and other cultures flourish in harmony", the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation have jointly organized the 2nd Encounter in Macao—Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries: Macao International Book Fair 2019. During the book fair, an array of events, including talks delivered by writers, book launches, seminars on China–PSC publishing culture and cookbook publisher salons, will be held to promote in-depth cooperation regarding copyright trading and publishing among Portuguese-speaking countries, countries along the "Belt and Road" route and China, with the ultimate goals to invigorate the book publishing market and stimulate cultural development in Macao. For all other events during the book fair, such as Chinese and foreign gourmand exchange sessions, book launches and writers' dialogues, please visit the website www.icm.gov.mo/FCP. Further details will be announced in due course.
Who Knows the Taste—Let’s Talk about Literature and Food through Paper Hawk
Content: As the proverb goes, “bread is the staff of life”. We all know that food is the basic need that supports life. When Chinese people like to express their feelings through the description of an object, Chinese writers love to describe the details of a banquet in their writings, and from these common scenes try to reflect the history of the time, to depict a person, or to express their thoughts about the cultural status. Novelist Ge Liang, an addict to this traditional way of writing, will share his thoughts with the readers by reading his book Paper Hawk.
Speaker: Ge Liang
Date: 2019/07/06 14:20-15:20
Venue: Salon Area, Exhibition Hall A, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
*Visitors can enjoy free parking at Hall B, Cotai Expo of the Venetian Macao during the exhibition period.
*For enquiry：(853) 8598 6711
Ge Liang, novelist and scholar. Having a doctoral degree from the School of Chinese, the University of Hong Kong, he now serves as an associate professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. His novels include Paper Hawk, Scarlet Finch, Mind Reader, Seven Voices, The Years, The Crow, and Raccoon. He has also written essays on culture such as Colour My Memory, Reflection of the World, etc. Some of his works have been translated into English, French, Russian, Japanese, Korean, etc.