Date: December 25, 2015
The upcoming edition of the Taipei International Book Exhibition will feature
Hungary as the theme nation and focus on the central European country’s rich cultural heritage, according to the Ministry of Culture Dec. 23.
Arranged around the theme of “Freedom Love,” the event will pay tribute to Hungarian poet and revolutionist Sandor Petofi and will feature literary works and traditional handicrafts, in addition to animation screenings, folk dances, puppetry performances and talks hosted by renowned Hungarian writers.
“TIBE has become the most important book fair in Asia and a key platform showcasing Taiwan’s cultural and literary spirit while promoting global exchanges and interactions,” MOC Deputy Minister Tsai Ping-kun said during a press conference.
Also attending the event, Nikolett Egeni, Hungarian deputy representative to Taiwan, said TIBE’s selection of her country is particularly significant as 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. [FULL STORY]