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12-15 April

The long journey has begun that will bring China to Bologna as Guest of Honour Country in 2018

Zhu Chengliang, selected Illustrator 2016

An important official delegation from China will be coming to Bologna for the Children’s Book Fair to lay the basis for a far-reaching events programme that in 2018 will showcase China and her culture both at the Fair and in the city.

Coordinated by CCPGGroup - the huge publishing group from Beijing that for years has brought an increasingly large collective of Chinese publishers to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Hall 26 – the China Guest of Honour programme will provide exciting insights into both Chinese illustration and children’s literature, a sector that in recent years has undergone unprecedented growth and internationalization.



This year’s Book Fair will be giving a preview of what we can expect. Preparations are well underway for three not-to-be-missed events on Tuesday 5th April:


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. : The Silk Road Childrens Books Matchmaking Meeting

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Let’s tell a story together - a dialogue between the Chinese Children’s Picture Books and the World 

from 4 p.m. onwards: reception to celebrate the work of most important Chinese author Cao Wenxuan, 2016 H.C.Andersen Shortlist Candidate