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US writer discusses the transformation of rural Northeast China

Seemingly at odds with news that China's villages were emptying, when author Michael Meyer first arrived in Northeast China he had a difficult time finding an empty house to rent. He ended up sharing a house with a Manchu rice farmer in Dahuangdi, or "Wasteland," a village in Jilin Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 19:03:39

Well-known Chinese writer and scholar Wang Meng brings ancient philosophy to modern world

Ten years after publishing a book on Taoist philosophy, scholar Wang Meng launched a new book on Sunday, De Minxin De Tianxia (得民心得天下, lit: Acquire the hearts of the people, acquire the world), that seeks to enlighten readers about the Confucian classic Mencius.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:28:39

Popular game show on ancient Chinese poetry hints at return of traditional culture

Game show Chinese Poetry Conference, which just completed its second season on China Central Television (CCTV), has brought ancient Chinese poetry back into the public spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 18:33:39

China displays feast of culture at Cairo International Book Fair

Sally Ramadan, a book manager of the Chinese section at 2017 Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF), has been bustling about for the final stage of the event, as she proudly caught sight of some Arab children huddling and giggling while reading the picture books she herself help translated.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/9 8:08:13

Teenaged poetry champion Wu Yishu reflects China's rising interest in traditional culture

Teenage girl Wu Yishu became the subject of hot discussion on the Chinese Internet during the Spring Festival holidays after she wowed audiences in China with her profound knowledge of classical poetry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/8 19:28:39

Peru in fight to save its endangered languages from extinction

Amadeo Garcia has no one left to talk to in his mother tongue, Taushiro.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/8 16:23:39

Albanian writer Dritero Agolli dies at 85

Albanian writer Dritero Agolli died on Friday at 85, after losing his battle against a pulmonary disease, Tirana university hospital informed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/4 7:43:33

Renowned Chinese Redology scholar Feng Qiyong passes away at age 95

Feng Qiyong, a renowned Chinese scholar, passed away on Sunday at the age of 95.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 17:08:39

Cave dwelling library opens to public for free in central China's village

A child reads books at a cave dwelling library in Mogou Village of Mengzhou City, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 19, 2017. The cave dwelling library, covering an area of about 4,000 square meters, comprises more than 50,000 volumes. It is opened to the public for free.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/20 9:43:33

Chinese Book Center opens in Switzerland

Jiang Jianguo (3rd R), the deputy head of Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the State Council Information Office, attends with other guests the opening ceremony of the Chinese Book Center, at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 11, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/14 8:08:30