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Founder of Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore passes away, remains an inspiration for bookshops struggling against a digital future

On Wednesday, My Time in Eslite - the autobiography of Robert Wu (Wu Ching-yu), the founder of Eslite, the largest bookstore chain on the island of Taiwan - reached bookshelves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 18:53:39

28th Hong Kong Book Fair opens

With more than 300 events scheduled for its week-long run, the 28th Hong Kong Book Fair kicked off Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 17:13:39

UK, China remember literary icon Jane Austen 200 years after her death

Two hundred years after Jane Austen's death, Britain is celebrating one of its best-loved authors, who combined romance with biting social commentary that still speaks to fans around the world.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/7/18 17:28:39

Top 10 online literature writers in China have created franchises worth a staggering 1 billion yuan ($150 million) each

The top 10 online literature writers in China have created franchises worth a staggering 1 billion yuan ($150 million) each, Ruper Hoogewerf - better known in China as Hu Run, the British founder and chief researcher of the Hurun Report - announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:48:39

Late British sinologist John Chinnery’s wife talks about her husband’s dedication to traditional Chinese Ping Opera

Eighty-six-year-old Chen Xiaoying smiled as she showed off a photo of a group of Chinese Ping Opera, or Pingju, performers in full costume standing next to her late husband John Chinnery, a British sinologist who once served as head of the Chinese Department at Edinburgh University for over 25 years and who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to researching Pingju.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:08:40

The magical journey continues: 20 years of Harry Potter

It's been 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in 1997. J.K.Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter stories as a single mother on benefits in Edinburgh. From then on, the magical journey began and never stopped.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 15:36:09

First group of Chinese mainland students to study in US after Cultural Revolution talk about their experiences in recent book

While it may be a common sight to run into a student from the Chinese mainland at universities around the world today - more than half a million students from China went abroad for educational purposes in 2016 - a little more than 40 years ago you would be hard-pressed to find a single one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:03:39

Chinese artist designs award-winning pop-up sex education book for young girls

Sex education can be a tricky problem for parents. Fortunately, finding the right teaching materials can help solve half the problem.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 18:13:39

Documentary explores ties between former communist leaders and ‘Red Star Over China’ author Edgar Snow

In a village yard in Northwest China in 1936, a slim-faced Chinese Red Army leader posed for a photo shoot. Facing the camera and wearing an army cap with a five-pointed star, this was the man who would later become the top leader of New China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:53:39

CIPG marks 80th anniversary of Marco Polo Bridge Incident

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 7, 1937, the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) donated a large number of books containing valuable historical records about the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) to institutions including the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression during a ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 19:08:39