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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

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