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The Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese has been organized since 1979, aiming to promote reading and encourage creative writing in Chinese. The Award is divided into six categories, including poetry, essay, fiction, literary criticism, children story and children picture category.
Bamboo has been a popular subject of appreciation in China from past to present. Apart from its diverse applications in our daily lives, it is also a symbol of the distinctive virtues of modesty and uprightness that reflect ideal qualities in a person, in turn forming a unique bamboo culture. This lecture will introduce bamboo culture in classical Chinese literature, and will share with the audience the elegant character of bamboo through the appreciation of poems, paintings and music on the subject.