Taiwan Pavilion Shows Love for Books and Tea at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015
2015/11/03

(From Left) Chair of TBFF Doris WANG, Feature Book Designer Pao-Chin Huang, Representative from Taiwan to Germany Agnes Hwa-Yue CHEN, Feature Writer Kiya Chang and Chung-Mao Hsu.

 

Taiwan Pavilion Shows Love for Books and Tea at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

Love for books and tea is in the air for the Taiwan Pavilion at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, with the Oct. 14 opening showcasing the country's publishing innovations themed "i, TAIWAN."

An additional feature this year is Taiwan's celebrated tea culture, which informs the pavilion decor with a distinct tealeaf green while instilling a breath of fresh air into the Asian section of the venue. International visitors were so impressed with the tea-themed design, even the book fair director, Juergen Boos, showed his admiration for the unique concept.

The opening ceremony started with a bilingual address in German and Mandarin by ROC Representative to Germany Agnes Hwa-Yu Chen, who praised the organizer for introducing Taiwan's rising talents to local readers. They are the 2015 Golden Comic Awards Newcomer of the Year Kiya Chang, boutique publisher Chung-Mao Hsu, and award-winning book designer Pao-Chin Huang, representing the diverse spectrum of Taiwan's thriving publishing scene.

Guests at the opening ceremony included Peter Weidhaas, Honorary Chairman of the Conference of International Book Fairs; Holger Volland, Vice President of the Frankfurt Book Fair; Claudia Kaiser, Vice President of the Frankfurt Book Fair; Roberta Chinni, Manager of the Bologna Children's Book Fair; Elena Pasoli, Group Product Manager of the Bologna Children's Book Fair; David Unger, Representative for the Guadalajara Book Fair in the United States; Aldona Zawadzka, President of Warsaw Book Fair; Kevin Chapman, Former President of Publishers Association of New Zealand; Anne de Lautour, Director of Publishers Association of New Zealand;

Oliver Zille, Director of Leipzig Book Fair; Prabda Yoon, President of Asia Pacific Publishers Association; Norio Yamamoto, International Committee Chair of Japan Book Publishers Association; Seiichi Higuchi, Secretary General of Japan Book Publishers Association, etc.

 

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