Hong Kong Book Fair (July 19th – July 25th) 2023

Hong Kong Book Fair 
When – July 19th to  July 25th

Hong Kong literature refers to literature written in or about Hong Kong, a city that has been shaped by its unique history and cultural identity. Hong Kong literature is diverse and reflects the city’s rich cultural heritage, as well as its contemporary social and political issues.

Hong Kong literature has a long history, dating back to the Tang dynasty (618-907), when Hong Kong was a fishing village known as Xianggang. During the colonial period, Hong Kong literature was dominated by British writers and publishers, but in the post-war era, Hong Kong writers began to emerge and develop their own voices.

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One of the most prominent Hong Kong writers is Xu Xi, who has published several novels, short stories, and essays about life in Hong Kong. Another notable author is Dung Kai-cheung, who is known for his experimental writing and his exploration of Hong Kong’s cultural identity.

Hong Kong literature has also been shaped by the city’s political and social issues. For example, the 2014 Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy protest, inspired a number of new works of literature that explored the themes of political activism and social justice.

In recent years, Hong Kong literature has gained international recognition, with works by Hong Kong writers being translated into multiple languages and winning awards at international literary festivals

Hong Kong also hosts an annual literary festival, which brings together writers from around the world to celebrate literature and exchange ideas.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote Hong Kong’s trade and economic development. It is a non-profit organization funded by the Hong Kong government and operates under the guidance of a Board of Directors, which is composed of prominent business leaders and government officials.

The HKTDC’s mission is to promote Hong Kong as a global business hub and to help Hong Kong-based businesses expand their reach and develop new markets. It provides a wide range of services to support local businesses, including business matching, market intelligence, trade promotion, and networking opportunities.

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The HKTDC organizes a number of major trade fairs and events each year, including the Hong Kong International Trade and Investment Fair, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, and the Hong Kong Fashion Week. These events provide a platform for Hong Kong-based businesses to showcase their products and services to international buyers and investors.

In addition to its trade promotion activities, the HKTDC also conducts research and analysis on global trade and economic trends, and provides information and advisory services to help Hong Kong businesses stay competitive in the global marketplace.

The Hong Kong Book Fair was founded by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 1990. 

The HKTDC is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote Hong Kong’s trade and economic development. Since its inception, the Hong Kong Book Fair has grown to become one of the largest and most important book fairs in Asia, attracting publishers, booksellers, authors, and readers from around the world. 

The HKTDC continues to organize the Hong Kong Book Fair each year, as well as other major trade fairs and events in Hong Kong and overseas.

The Hong Kong Book Fair features a wide range of activities, including book exhibitions, author talks, book signings, and cultural events. The fair also showcases a variety of books, including fictionnon-fictionchildren’s books, academic texts, and rare books. 

In addition, the fair features various educational and cultural programs, such as writing workshops, language classes, and book discussions.

Here are some of the highlights of the event:

  1. Large selection of books: The book fair offers a large selection of books in different languages, including Chinese and English. There are books on various topics such as literature, science, history, politics, and many more.
  2. Author meet-and-greets: The book fair also hosts various events where authors can meet their fans, sign books, and talk about their work.
  3. Cultural events: The fair also features cultural events such as music performances, book readings, and storytelling sessions.
  4. Exhibitions: There are various exhibitions that showcase different aspects of book culture, such as rare books and manuscripts, book covers, and book-related artwork.
  5. Educational seminars: The book fair also hosts various educational seminars on topics such as publishingcopyright, and digital content.
  6. Book sales and promotions: The fair also offers book sales and promotions, making it an excellent opportunity for book lovers to grab some great deals on their favorite titles.

The Hong Kong Book Fair has become an important cultural event in Hong Kong, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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 It provides a platform for local and international publishers to showcase their latest books and for readers to discover new authors and books. The fair is a celebration of literature and an opportunity for people to come together to share their love of books and reading.

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