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'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, made for Trump era

It's a story of racial injustice that is seared into the US psyche and required reading for millions of US students. Now, Harper Lee's seminal novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a Broadway smash hit, after a modern facelift from playwright Aaron Sorkin that has made the literary classic newly relevant in Trump's America.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/18 17:53:40

Book Proust gave to his lover sells for world record 1.5 million euros

A first edition of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way sold for 1.51 million euros ($1.7 million) in Paris on Friday, a world record for a French book, auction house Sotheby's said.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/16 20:36:43

China and Mongolia strengthen cooperation in cultural and publishing industries

Publishers from China and Mongolia signed a series of cooperation agreements to strengthen ties in the cultural and publishing industries at a signing ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 17:28:39

New book series exploring expat experiences, 'Searching for China,' debuts in Beijing

A new book series, Search for China, made its debut at Beijing Language and Culture University on Tuesday together with a seminar covering the first book in the series - Searching for Shambhala by US writer Laurence J. Brahm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:58:41

Booming sales of Jin Yong's audio books demonstrates Chinese readers' increasing interest in the medium

As is expected when a famous artist dies, demand for Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong's works has increased considerably since the literary master passed away at the age of 94 on October 30. However, this demand has not been limited to only print versions of his works. Audio book versions have also seen an impressive increase in sales, according to Chinese media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:33:40

Veteran Spanish sinologist views Chinese literature as 'key to happiness'

Having worked on the translation of some of the most precious ancient Chinese literary works to Spanish for decades, Alicia Relinque has found the key to happiness in her life.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 17:53:41

Readers' seminar on Xi's book on governance held in Madrid

The China-Spain readers' seminar on the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was held here Thursday, days before the scheduled state visit to the country by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 17:52:36

Sino-Singapore Friendship Library opens its doors in Tianjin

Sino-Singapore Friendship Library, a joint project between China and Singapore, has opened to the public in North China's Tianjin Municipality.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 18:03:39

Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman dies

William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and All the President's Men, has died, his family announced on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/18 18:18:39

Chinese celebrities attend funeral for late martial arts novelist Jin Yong

The funeral for late Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, better known by his pen name Jin Yong, was held in Hong Kong on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:18:41