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Chinese Corner Launched at Hunan Library

Updated: 2019-04-23

On the afternoon of April 21, two days before the 23rd World Book Day, the Hunan Library held its first Chinese Corner cultural events at its Guoxue Tang.


Hunan Library’s Chinese Corner is officially launched. (Photo/Jiang Wenjing, cnr.cn)

“This is our first try at holding varied Chinese cultural events at Hunan Library’s Chinese Corner, and we will organize more in the future. I hope the Chinese Corner will become Hunan Library’s another cultural calling card, just like the English Corner,” said He Meihua, curator of Hunan Library. “We will keep making innovations in connecting readers with the library. Based on the library’s unique resources, more activities for Chinese and foreign readers will be arranged,” he added.

Guoxue Tang, the elegantly-decorated venue for the event, boasts rich Hunan cultural elements. It deeply attracted the guests. They are foreign teachers and students from the Hunan University, Hunan Normal University, National University of Defense Technology, and Changsha University of Science & Technology.

After the brief launching ceremony, the attendees were active to try their hands on making Xiang embroidery, appreciating ancient books repair, writing Chinese calligraphy, making tea, playing Guzheng, and learning paper-cutting and Chinese knot weaving. Damion, coming from Nottingham, UK shared his stories in Hunan as the guest representative.

Colorful hands-on activities pique foreign friends’ interest. (Photo/Jiang Wenjing, cnr.cn)


Shi Wenlan, an expert on ancient books repair in Hunan Library, introduces the skills. (Photo/Jiang Wenjing, cnr.cn)

According to the person in charge of the Hunan Library, Chinese Corner activities will be held at intervals throughout the year.

More details for the coming events, please contact Hunan Library at:


Foreign Languages Books Reading Room Info:
Service hours: 8 :30 am-6: 00 pm (Tuesdays closed )
Location: Room 1302, the third floor of Hunan Library
Tel: 0731-84174174
Contact person: Chani ZHANG (WeChat: 13687326298)
Official Website: http://www.library.hn.cn/english
Official WeChat Account:

Chinese source: cnr.cn