Second Annual Nishan International Forum Scheduled for September 2016

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Aiming to enrich the cultural exchange landscape between China and the rest of the world, the forum will take place in Los Angeles this year.

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Not only has the collection had hundreds of uses since its launch, it has also become a meeting point for delegations and the general public to discuss Chinese culture and literature.

Nishan Press, Inc. (also known as Nishan House) announces the 2016 Nishan International Forum, to be co-hosted with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). China's renowned scholar and contemporary literature titan, Wang Meng, will be the keynote speaker and the forum's theme will be “Tracing the Genes of Culture.” Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute will conduct a dialogue with Mr. Wang, featuring bilateral perspectives on aspects of Chinese culture, which have a universal appeal. The forum will be held in the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Los Angeles Public Library on September 10, 2016, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Mr. Wang was born in Beijing in 1934, and is an acclaimed contemporary Chinese author and culture scholar. In his writing career, he has published more than 60 books and his publications have been translated into 21 different languages. Attendees of the forum will have the extreme privilege of hearing the well-known author speak.

This year, the Nishan International Forum's goal is to explore the charm of traditions and culture. The previous forum was a success and was attended by more than 100 guests, including professionals in the media, publication, education and library industries from the U.S., China, Russia and Poland. Presenters discussed the challenges and opportunities of development and innovation by libraries and publishers to better engage with and serve dynamic readership. This year's forum will be held in Los Angeles to better serve the high demand of local Chinese-speaking communities and Chinese culture enthusiasts, with prospective far-reaching influence. The event is expected to be well attended.

Last year, a collection of 350 books was donated to the LAPL, to set up the West Coast’s first Nishan House, ranging from pocket books to multi-volume series, and covering a wide array of subjects. “We are very proud of the addition of the Nishan House Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library,” said John Szabo, City Librarian of LAPL. “Not only has the collection had hundreds of uses since its launch, it has also become a meeting point for delegations and the general public to discuss Chinese culture and literature. We also promote this collection, along with our other international collections, through virtual and web presence.”

Advanced registration is required in order to attend the Nishan International Forum and space is limited. Contact the Forum Organizing Committee with inquiries and to reserve a spot: nishanpressla(at)gmail(dot)com or nishanla(at)qq(dot)com.

About Nishan Press, Inc.:
Nishan House was founded in 2012 in order to create an important platform for collecting and exhibiting the excellent achievements of human civilizations and to promote cultural exchanges between China and other countries. The foundation was first established by Shandong Friendship Publishing House, at the foot of Mount Nishan, the birthplace of Confucius. The mission of Nishan House is “to spread culture and transmit friendship.” Since its founding, twenty-two branches have opened in thirteen countries including in the U.S., Italy, Argentina and Australia. Nishan House has five subsidiary brands: Nishan House Collection, Nishan International Forum, Nishan Press and Publishing, Nishan Exhibition and Nishan International Education.

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