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Chinese version of Keigo Higashino's latest book to reach shelves in January

The Chinese language version of Keigo Higashino's latest detective novel Demon of Laplace will hit shelves in the Chinese mainland in January.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/27 17:58:39

The major trends in Chinese literature for 2016

Chinese literature has seen some significant trends in 2016. In addition to a publishing boom involving new works by Chinese literary masters and new rising stars, some once-neglected genres have gained attention around the globe.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/27 17:03:39

After techno and street art, Berlin tackles graphic novels

Better known for its electronic music and street art, Berlin is now also home to a budding graphic novel scene in a country that has treated illustrated stories as children's literature.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/19 17:18:39

Handwritten fairytales by 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling sold at UK auction

A rare collection of fairytales handwritten by J.K. Rowling as a gift to her Harry Potter publisher sold for nearly 370,000 pounds ($469,000) at a UK auction on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/14 19:18:40

Compilation of Xi's remarks on governance of Party published

A compilation of remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping on comprehensive and strict governance of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been published by the Central Party Literature Press.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/13 22:51:13

'Plant diary' to represent China at the 'most beautiful book' competition in Leipzig

Chinese author Yi Ming met with fans in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate her book As Beautiful As You Are's nomination as China's representative at the "Best Book Design from all over the World" competition held in Leipzig, Germany, in March 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 17:48:39

Book on Nanjing Massacre published ahead of China's National Memorial Day

A new book on the Nanjing massacre in World War II was released in China's eastern city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/12 23:19:09

Translated Chinese online literature making huge waves in overseas markets

While online literature has long been considered bottom-tier by literature lovers in China, for some Western readers, checking to see if the latest chapter of their favorite online serial has been translated from Chinese into English is the first thing they do in the morning.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 19:03:22

Fuzhou commemorates 400th anniversary of hometown playwright Tang Xianzu

A joke in China goes that in the year 1616 God wanted to see a play, so he took away three prominent writers - Ming Dynasty dramatist Tang Xianzu, British playwright William Shakespeare and Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes - that same year.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 18:43:41

Sci-fi scholars draw inspiration from Utopia study

The island called Utopia created 500 years ago and the futuristic outer space, which seem far away from each other, came together at a conference on Saturday in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/4 7:17:02