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Chinese books, woodblock printing shine at Nairobi Int'l Book Fair

Local students visit the Nairobi International Book Fair in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on Sept. 27, 2017. A delegation of Chinese publishing sector on Wednesday showcased medical books and displayed woodblock printing during the opening day of the five-day Nairobi International Book Fair, which is on its 20th edition this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 9:25:17

Young 23-year-old historian publishes book about Nanking Massacre

At the mention of Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, many young Chinese today probably are only familiar with the prefecture's red-cheeked mascot bear Kumamon - a fact that had long annoyed Jiang Zichen, the 23-year-old co-author of the recently published Nanking Massacre-focused work Records of Military Operations and Atrocities of Japan's Kumamoto Sixth Division during the Battle of Nanking.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 18:43:40

The connections between writers and their names

From George Eliot to John le Carre, writers reaching out for the disguise or anonymity offered by a pseudonym is nothing new in the literary world.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/26 16:48:39

Literary veterans discuss pop writer Zhang Yueran's new turn to social issues

Chinese writer Zhang Yueran has long been an icon of 1990s pop fiction in China, a genre that has long been dismissed as fluffy nonsense by most serious literary scholars. But the 35-year-old female writer seems to be looking to grow beyond that label with a series of stories focusing on realism and social issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 18:38:39

Chinese publishers set off in daring new direction to boost flailing Russian literature publication industry in China

When asked to name a few Russian books published within the past decade that have become bestsellers in China, Chinese publishing industry veteran Zhang Hongbo admitted that he couldn't name a single one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 17:03:39

Tower made of over 7,000 books

A tower made of more than 7,000 books is on display at a book store in Shenyang City, the capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2017.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/9/20 10:18:07

'Biting sense of humor'

A graphic novel version of The Diary of Anne Frank by the creators of the Oscar-nominated film Waltz with Bashir will roll off the presses next month, its publishers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 17:48:40

Superman confronts white supremacists

No longer are planet-destroying extra-terrestrials or billionaire evil geniuses the villains: Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 15:53:40

Indian sinologist releases Hindi edition of 'My Tryst with China'

The Hindi edition of My Tryst with China, written by sinologist B. R. Deepak, was released Tuesday at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 18:23:39

Chinese, Kazakhstani writers stress power of literary exchanges

Chinese and Kazakhstani writers said they need more literary exchanges between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 17:53:40