Jingdian Bookstore was listed as one of "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstores"
The founder of Jingdian Bookstore, Yang Yi (left), accepted the prize honoring is store as one of "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstores". (Photograph provided by the interviewer)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- 2017 Asian Bookstore Forum themed by "Ten Cities • Ten Cultural Landmarks" was held in Chengdu from July 8 to 9. At the forum, the names of "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstores" and "relevant cultural celebrities of the bookstores" were released. Jingdian Bookstore in Chongqing was awarded one of the "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstores" and the founder Yang Yi was celebrated as a "relevant cultural celebrities of entity bookstore". When Yang Yi returned to Chongqing, he expressed the foremost reason for Jingdian's popularity among readers and becoming a cultural landmark is that they have been insisted on recommending good books to readers.
Every one of the "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstores" enjoys its own characteristics.
Jingdian Bookstore ranks seventh.
The two awards were not appraised by professional judges, but based on the data analysis produced by numerous reader's reading behavior in today's headline. For example, the evaluation of "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstore" is based on the bookstore's clicks on the Internet, which reflect its degree of attention. The data was collected from January 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. It was learned that the Jingdian Bookstore ranked seventh among the "ten Asian cultural landmark bookstore".
Yang Yi said that the evaluation for this time is very valuable, because it is selected by the public. Each of the "Ten Asian cultural landmark bookstores" has their unique characteristics. The Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing has been focused on Literary Arts, which was listed as one of the "Top Ten Bookstores in the world" by National Geographic of America. Zhongshuge and Yanjiyou have taken the leading position in business. The Iwanami Shoten in Japan was established in 1913 and exerted great influence on the popularizing of culture, enjoying a high status like the Commercial Press (CP) in China.
Be awarded "the relevant cultural celebrities of entity bookstore".
Yang Yi expressed "surprise".
The ten celebrities related to bookstores include famous litterateur and ideologist Lu Xun, the contemporary poet Liu Shahe and balladeer Zhong Lifeng, all of whom encouraged people to walk into bookstore and read.
Yang Yi believed his being selected as a cultural celebrity related to a bookstore was an individual phenomenon. If more and more people were honored with this kind of cultural celebrity and the individual phenomenon became a mass phenomenon, reading would be deeply rooted among the audience. (Translated by Shi Yali, Fathom Language Limited)