Medlemmer av forfatterforeningen i Kina på besøk til Bergen og IF


Literature communication one meaningful conversation between different cultures

On 26th April, China Writers Association delegation composed of six members visited Norway invited by Confucius Institute in Bergen, they came to University of Bergen and had an open-ended talk with the Norwegian students from Chinese Program, Foreign Language Department, as well as visited Literature House to communicate with Norway writers.

At the very beginning of the meeting, China Writers Association delegation briefly introduced the overall situation about contemporary Chinese literature development and the challenges to be facing in the era of cyber.

The Norwegian students showed great interest in Chinese literature subjects and the taboos in literature creation in China, China writers frankly and sincerely responded the students questions

One-hour communication between the China writers and Norwegian college students seemed too short ,as one of the students ,Tor Stian Holte ,who went to China in 1972,,said that he is very interested in China and Chinese literature , his purpose to learn Chinese is not only for preparing to go to China again but for being able to read Chinese literary works in order to learn and understand China more.

After China writers left UiB, they went to Literature House to communicate with Norway writers,such as Well-known writers Inga Moen Danielsen, Teresa Grøtan, Åshild Kanstad Johnsen, Heidi Bøhagen, Ben, Yilei, Eira Søyseth and documentary director Lars Petter Gallefoss.

China writers and Norway writers talked about literary creation concepts, promotion forms of international literature , etc. In the end, Zhang Tao, the general director of the International Liaison Department, sincerely invited Norway writers to visit China. Rune Ingebrigtsen, the Director of CIB, also emphasized CIB would be more concerned about Sino-Norway communication in literature field. He remarked this literary communication between different cultures was meaningful


               Written by YIN Yang, LI Hao Pictures by LI Hao