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Highlights of the inaugural Pudong Reading Festival (Part 1)

Updated: 2017-04-28

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Shanghai's Pudong New Area unveiled its first celebration of Reading Festival on April 23 to coincide with World Reading Festival. The event will run until August.

Lujiazui Financial City, a key area in Pudong, is actively participating in the festival and has planned a wide range of reading-related over the next few months. Here we take a look at a selection of the upcoming events.

Inauguration of Yunduan Reading Society

Highlights of the inaugural Pudong Reading Festival (Part 1)

The Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building located in the city's Lujiazui area, serves as a venue for the inauguration ceremony of Yunduan Reading Society, a reading club that focuses on culture, finance, and technology. [Photo/WeChat account: lujiazuijrc]

Yunduan Reading Society, a reading club focused on culture, finance, and technology, was inaugurated on April 23. Ge Jianxiong, a professor at Fudan University, was invited to give a lecture on reading for the inauguration ceremony.

The Reading Society will gather every two weeks and plans to meet in some of Lujiazui's other iconic buildings such as Aurora Tower and China Financial Information Center.

Yunduan Reading Society is modeled on the Lunar Society of Birmingham, England, an informal learned society.

The Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed in 1765 based on the regular meeting of a group of British scientists, engineers, and industrialists. Its members gathered during the full moon to discuss new inventions, developments, and thoughts.

Date: April 23

Venue: Baoku Art Center, 37 Floor, Shanghai Tower


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