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World’s first edition of 'Kobzar' in Chinese was presented in Kyiv, Ukraine
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Besides the translated poems, the edition consists of Chinese-style illustrations.

The world's first edition of Kobzar by the most famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in Chinese was presented on May 23in Kyiv. Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Calligraphy and Painting Alan Yu took part in the presentation of the book.The unique collection of poems was not simply translated in Chinese, but it was also illustrated by Chinese-style images.

It is to be recalled that March 9 marked 202 years since the great Kobzar Taras Shevchenko’s birth. On this occasion, Ukrainian TV news service TSN decided to make a test in order to check how Taras Grygorovych is remembered in the world. They focused their attention on Kobzar’s sculptures, which have been established in Ukraine and some other countries. There are more than 1100 monuments to Ukrainian poet.

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