Søren Kierkegaard exhibition opening in Beijing

To mark the 200th anniversary of famous Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s birthday and to create an understanding of his works in a Chinese context, a new exhibition of Søren Kierkegaard’s life and work is held at Beijing Lu Xun Museum from 21 June to 5 July 2013.

The exhibition was opened by the Danish Cultural Institute in Beijing on June 21 with participation of the Royal Danish Embassy.

The opening was a combined event of a lecture about Søren Kierkegaard’s life and work delivered by Mr Jun Feng, mag.art in philosophy, and a reception for the release of Mr Jun Feng’s translations of some of Søren Kierkegaard’s books, among them “Illness to the death” and “Fear and Trembling”.

The Danish Cultural Institute in Beijing has supported the exhibition in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing, Beijing Lu Xun Museum, China Social Sciences Press and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre.

Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard

The Lu Xun Museum 
The Lu Xun Museum is dedicated to the Chinese author Mr Lu Xun (1881-1936), who had a big knowledge about Danish literature and was familiar with Mr Georg Brandes’, H.C. Andersen’s and Søren Kierkegaard’s authorships.

Mr. Lu Xun’s private collection of Kierkegaard’s work is permanent exhibited at the Museum and a part of the exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard’s birthday.

The exhibition also shows a wide collection of Chinese publications of Søren Kierkegaard’s books provided by the Danish Cultural Institute in Beijing and texts by Mr Joakim Garff, research lecturer at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre.

Admission is free of charge.

Source: Embassy of Denmark in China

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