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Turgenev's works in Russian and Chinese released in Beijing
Turgenev's portrait painted by Repin
The Poems in Prose collection written by Ivan Turgenev has been presented in Beijing, TASS reports. The book is published in Russian and Chinese. The release is dedicated to the 200th author's anniversary marked this year.
According to Tatyana Urzhumtseva, the head of the Russia – Asia – Pacific countries Center of St. Petersburg State University of Economics, this project primarily implies cooperation between the associations of both countries, cooperation of the Russian and Chinese systems of education, interaction between the cultures of Russia and China.
Specially for the project the artist Lo Xi illustrated the 37 poems included in the collection. He graduated from Ioganson Saint Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum. The artist absorbed the culture of both countries. He carefully preserved the depth of the classic's works and added the energy of modernity.
Zhu Hongtsyun, who devoted many years to working with Turgenev's books, translated Turgenev's texts into Chinese. The Chinese calligrapher Lo Lei created a unique graphic image for each poem in Chinese.
The original illustrations put in the box made from valuable kind of oak were presented to the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. He also got one of the books.
Ivan Turgenev is well known in China. His books are translated in Chinese since the beginning of the 20th century.