40 works by Kazakh writers were donated to the largest library in South Korea
Kazakh literature works were presented in South Korea. Forty works by Kazakh writers were donated to the largest library in South Korea. The books were presented as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program at a cultural forum in Seoul. Scientists, writers and members of Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly believe that such literary events will strengthen the bilateral cooperation.
ABDIZHALEL BAKIR, PHD IN POLITICAL SCIENCE:
- We enjoy watching Korean films because the Korean customs that we see in the films are similar to ours. We think that we have common roots. Both our nations will benefit from the strengthening of our close cooperation.
South Korean participants learned more about the Kazakh books, paintings, photographs and also had the opportunity to personally talk to the book authors. The donated books include novels, tales and poems by Aldan Smayil, Nesipbek Aituly and Zinaida Chumakova.
KIM HYE-RIN, STAFF, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SOUTH KOREA:
- I think that these books will help create the ‘Window to Kazakhstan’ section in our library. Currently, we have seven foreign sections. If the books are translated into Korean, local people will faster learn about the Kazakh culture.
KIM HEE-CHUL, PROFESSOR, HANYANG UNIVERSITY:
- Koreans are interested in the Kazakh books and films. It would be great if they were translated into Korean so that we could learn much more about the culture and traditions of the Kazakh people. We really hope to be able to see Kazakh films with Korean subtitles.
As part of the cultural cooperation, the Kazakh delegation visited the landmarks of Seoul. The Korean writers received an invitation to visit Kazakhstan to contribute to the development of the bilateral relations between the two countries.