60th anniversary of Iceland-China Culture Society, travel journal publication and concert
The travel journal of Icelandic poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum, recorded during his visit to China in 1952, was pubished this week. On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Iceland-China Culture Society (ICCS), a special concert was held at Beijing University of Foreign Studies (BFSU) on 28 October 2008 where the Icelandic chamber trio of flutists Guðrún Birgisdóttir and Martial Nardeau and pianist Selma Guðmundsdóttir played selected Chinese and Icelandic works. The travel journal was published in the Icelandic and Chinese languages with a series of poems and photographs composed and taken during the trip. Professor Han Zhen, President of BFSU; Minister Counsellor Ragnar Baldursson of the Embassy; Chairman Arnþór Helgason of ICCS and Xie Binbin, representative of student translators at BFSU, all gave speeches beforet he concert.