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German office to present illustrations at Taipei book fair

German office to present illustrations at Taipei book fair

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) The Goethe-Institut Taipei will display illustrations from famous German picture books at the Taipei International Book Exhibition, which will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center from Jan. 27-Feb. 1.
Markus Wernhard, director of the German cultural center, said that the illustrations by 13 contemporary German artists were highly appreciated when they were shown in Taipei and Tainan last November, and the institute decided to present them at the international book fair this year.
Some 65 illustrations by contemporary German artists who represent different generations of this genre of art will be on display.
Wernhard said that a large collection of German books on various subjects will be presented at the fair. In order to encourage more translations of German books into Chinese, the institute has initiated a translation program and is looking forward to cooperation with local publishers, he added.
(Sunnie Chen)