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Discovering soul-touching stories in China – a German writer's perspective

With its long history, China has always been a treasure trove of soul-touching sagas of epic proportions. The intercultural love story of a Jewish young man and a Chinese woman in war-torn Shanghai during World War II is one of them.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 17:48:39

Arab poet Adonis celebrates passion for Chinese culture

Syrian poet Adonis, a master of Arabic literature, took part in an event in Beijing celebrating Chinese culture on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 14:33:39

Chinese, German exhibitors willing for more cooperation at Frankfurt Book Fair

Chinese exhibitors and the German side have showed their willingness for more cooperation at the 69th Frankfurt Book Fair.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 20:41:03

Australian publisher Bauer Media to file challenge to record Rebel Wilson payout

A leading publisher said Monday it would appeal Australia's largest defamation payout awarded to Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson as the "unprecedented" amount had major implications for the media industry.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 17:58:39

British politician Lord Michael Bates talks about his 71-day charity walk through China

Looking back on his 71-day charity walk of some 1,700 kilometers through China in 2015, Lord Michael Bates, minister of the British State Department for International Development and a member of the House of Lords, said that the country's people and the rural landscape impressed him the most.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 17:23:39

Star authors en vogue at Frankfurt book fair

Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks are among the big names descending on Frankfurt this week as the world's oldest book fair glams up for the Instagram generation, hoping to wow the crowds with "live events" by star authors.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/8 17:28:39

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