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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

J.R.R. Tolkien estate, Warner Bros settle $80m 'Hobbit' lawsuit

The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has settled an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of online games, slot machines and other gambling-related merchandise based on the author's books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/4 18:58:40

Return to a magical world

With a total of more than 20 million copies sold in China over the past 17 years since the Chinese versions of the first three books came out in 2000, the series, for some hundreds of thousands of Chinese fans like Zhang, is more than just some commercially successful franchise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 17:33:39

Chinese literature still facing challenges reaching broader audience overseas

In May, the Arabic version of Decoded, the 2005 crime novel from best-selling Chinese author Mai Jia, made its Middle East debut at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 17:48:39

New book from US university to help address "wicked problems"

A group of scholars have written about a number of past "wicked problems" that confounded the society, economy, environment and politics in the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 6:57:20

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91

British children's writer Michael Bond, the creator of the much-loved character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91, his publisher HarperCollins said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/29 18:23:39

New book records the endangered culture and oral history of China's Oroqen ethnic minority

Chinese-French anthropologist Yu Shuo held a delicate model of a boat made from the bark of a birch tree sewn together with leather thread. It was a classic example of the type of traditional handicraft that Yu said few people belonging to the Oroqen - or Orochen - ethnic minority still know how to make.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 17:43:39

Window on the Chinese dream

A book on governance written by Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 1,000-day anniversary of its debut over the weekend. With more than 6.25 million copies in 22 languages already in print worldwide, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has set a new record in Chinese publication history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:18:39

Surfer memoir wins best American book prize

A surfing memoir already hailed as a classic won the inaugural Prix America Monday for the best book published in or about the US.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 17:03:39