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21 sci-fi writers fantasize about future festive travel in cyberspace

A busy station fills with anxious travelers awaiting transport back to Earth in Alex Shvartzman's story. A white-collar gent swipes his identity card, boards a platform and momentarily is home, via a seamless platform of land, sea and air, is how twenty-something author Teng Ye sees it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 17:58:40

British illustrator Quentin Blake surprised at 70-year success, creating tens of thousands of drawings

Despite creating tens of thousands of drawings in a career spanning nearly 70 years, British illustrator Quentin Blake is still surprised at his success ahead of his latest exhibition.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 16:58:40

24-hour self-study center habors late-night bookworms

Student Li Jiajia used to get up in darkness and rush for a seat at the school library to prepare for exams, now she grabs more sleep and sets a flexible schedule as the nearby self-study center is open 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 19:31:11

Scottish author's teenage novel takes off in China, Hollywood

A smalltown Scottish schoolteacher has become an international literary sensation with more than a million sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal - but remains relatively unknown in her homeland.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 19:08:39

British translator works on Shaanxi dialect

For British sinologist Robin Gilbank, taking the No.311 bus in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an is as enlightening as attending a lecture on Chinese literature.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 18:23:39

Spy thriller novelist Mai Jia wows foreign audiences

If hearty stories about the hardships of rural life form your primary impression of modern Chinese literature then Mai Jia's spy thrillers might supply a much-needed last-minute antidote.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 18:08:39

Germany's oldest bookseller, 95, packs suspense in last chapter

When Helga Weyhe began work at her beloved bookshop, the Red Army was on the march toward her east German town, Hitler still clung to power and Sartre had just published No Exit.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 17:23:39

China's scientific journals reach over 5,000 types

China has more than 5,000 types of scientific journals, according to a blue paper released by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/28 21:49:05

Chinese online literature blossoms with more diverse themes

Chinese online literature is shifting from a focus on pure fantasy to a kaleidoscope of themes, as suggested by a recently released official recommendation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 11:15:40

New Xinhua bookstore in Shanghai turns to design by famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando to attract young readers

The first thing that pops into most people's minds when talking about China's Xinhua bookstores is the chain's red sign with the Chinese characters Xin Hua Shu Dian (Xinhua bookstore) in white. However, a newly opened Xinhua bookstore in Shanghai is looking to make a break from tradition with a new look.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 19:08:39