Korean book exhibit to open Thursday at National Central Library

02/17/2021 03:59 PM
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Image courtesy of the National Central Library
Image courtesy of the National Central Library

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) Taiwan's National Central Library (NCL) will hold a month-long exhibit of Korean books in translation beginning on Thursday, it announced Wednesday.

In a press release, the library said the exhibit was originally scheduled to be a part of the 2021 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), which was moved to an entirely virtual format due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to the library, the exhibit will feature a selection of 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, 54 picture books and 15 children's books, and will focus on the themes of gender, the environment and generational change.

The Korean Publishers Association, which helped arrange the event, said it will also donate copies of all 169 books to the NCL for the benefit of Taiwan's reading public.

Aside from individual readers, the exhibit will also be of interest to domestic libraries and publishers looking to expand their offerings of Korean literature, said NCL director-general Tseng Shu-hsien (曾淑賢).

The 2021 TIBE, originally scheduled for Jan. 26-31, is being held as a series of online events running through May 31.

(By Chen Chih-chung and Matthew Mazzetta)

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