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Book Presentation – L’amore è una farfalla, anzi due… 梁山伯與祝英台
June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chinese novel, The Butterfly Lovers is the story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the Romeo and Juliet of the Far East.We are proud to present the first Italian translation of this masterpiece of the Chinese literature.
From an idea of Raffaele Micheletti, the Vocational Salesiani School in Muzzano – Biella (CNOSFAP) has translated this incredible love story.Come to discover this amazing novel in its Italian version and the beautiful project behind it. All the proceeds of the book sales will go to “the Foundation for the Right to Education”.
Mr Raffaele Micheletti and a delegation of young students from Italy who worked on the translation of this masterpiece will be our special guest so Don’t miss this event!
On the Event, Raffaele Micheletti, Project creator:
“Why Hong Kong?
It was about 20 years ago, during my stay in Hong Kong, when a friend of mine gave me a tape in black and white of the story of “Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtay”.
I really appreciated it, and straight from the beginning it reminded me of “Romeo and Juliet” – the English drama set in Italy.
This story comes from the past (around 265-420 A.D. ) and it is well known since the Tang Dinasty (618-907 A.D.).
After my retirement and with the help of a dear friend of mine from Shanghai I was able to get the License to translate the book from English to Italian.
One day I was talking about this project with Stefano Ceffa, teacher and headmaster of a Professional School in the North of Italy (CNOS FAP in Muzzano near Biella). He called the English teacher, Manuela Bonardi, and in a few seconds the translation was in their hands. The students, who are learning a profession, were dedicating their English course to the book.
And after one year, here is the result, with the Foreword by Paolo Salom of “Corriere della sera” and the Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi. Let me underline that Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet and Ningbo is its twin city.
The event of 30th June is dedicated to the origin of this project, to Hong Kong, and to collect funds for the students involved in the project, to support their Right of Education in order to learn a profession for their working future.”
Don’t miss this Event!
Friday 30 June 2017 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Comitato della Dante Alighieri di Hong Kong1/F, Honest Building 9 – 11 Leighton Road Causeway Bay, Hong Kong