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Exhibition in Shanghai gathers Britain's greatest writers together

In keeping with the city's history, a new exhibition, Where Great Writers Gather: Treasures of the British Library, kicked off on March 15 in Shanghai to commemorate the historical movement when China opened its arms to the West in earnest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 16:43:39

Stephen Hawking's books seen at bookshop in London

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking's books are seen at a bookshop in London, Britain, on March 14, 2018. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking died peacefully at home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday at the age of 76, his family spokesman said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 13:35:42

Book about Norway massacre wins Leipzig Book Prize for European understanding

The Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding 2018 was on Wednesday awarded to Norwegian author and journalist Asne Seierstad for her documentary novel about the massacre on the island of Utoya on July 22, 2011.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 8:20:48

'Epic of King Gesar' published in book form

Four more books on the Epic of King Gesar have been published, as part of efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old story, according to researchers in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 16:48:39

China Bookshelf opened in Nezih bookstore in Istanbul

Photo taken on March 7, 2018 shows books of China Bookshelf at a Nezih bookstore in Istanbul, Turkey. More than 200 books were put up for sale on the China Bookshelf that was opened Wednesday in a Nezih bookstore in Istanbul, as part of the efforts to promote cultural exchanges between China and Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 10:01:39

21 sci-fi writers fantasize about future festive travel in cyberspace

A busy station fills with anxious travelers awaiting transport back to Earth in Alex Shvartzman's story. A white-collar gent swipes his identity card, boards a platform and momentarily is home, via a seamless platform of land, sea and air, is how twenty-something author Teng Ye sees it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 17:58:40

British illustrator Quentin Blake surprised at 70-year success, creating tens of thousands of drawings

Despite creating tens of thousands of drawings in a career spanning nearly 70 years, British illustrator Quentin Blake is still surprised at his success ahead of his latest exhibition.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 16:58:40

24-hour self-study center habors late-night bookworms

Student Li Jiajia used to get up in darkness and rush for a seat at the school library to prepare for exams, now she grabs more sleep and sets a flexible schedule as the nearby self-study center is open 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 19:31:11

Scottish author's teenage novel takes off in China, Hollywood

A smalltown Scottish schoolteacher has become an international literary sensation with more than a million sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal - but remains relatively unknown in her homeland.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 19:08:39

British translator works on Shaanxi dialect

For British sinologist Robin Gilbank, taking the No.311 bus in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an is as enlightening as attending a lecture on Chinese literature.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 18:23:39