Literature symposium enhances China-Thailand friendship, June 17, 2022

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On June 11, the Thailand branch of the Chinese Literature Readers' Club held an online symposium on the book Saturday Princess Time, with YouTube live streaming worldwide. This was the second activity held by this branch since its establishment in 2021.

Chinese author of Saturday Princess Time Yu Wenhong, the book's Thai translator Suree Choonharuangdej, vice president and general manager of Bangkok Nan Mei Co., Ltd. Chen Meiqi, and more than 40 people including local teachers, college students and translators, were in attendance.

As the keynote speaker, Yu introduced her work. The protagonist of the book is Thailand's Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. From the unique perspective of the princess' Chinese teacher, the author has created a humorous, passionate, wise and calm image of the princess. The book is not only a historical document, but also a sign of China-Thailand friendship.

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Yu also gave suggestions on Chinese learning for Thai students interested in Chinese and Chinese culture. Three Thai readers discussed Yu's Saturday Princess Time, Jiang Rong's novel Wolf Totem and Yang Hongying's The Seed Wearing a Life Jacket and shared their thoughts.

The Chinese Literature Readers' Club in Thailand is not only committed to promoting excellent Chinese literary works to Thai readers, but also to strengthening two-way communication of language and culture between China and Thailand, as well as enhancing exchanges between China and Thailand in publishing so as to deepen the understanding between the two peoples.