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Eye-catching library hopes to draw readers back to books

As electronic reading devices have gained popularity in recent years, the library, the traditional place for reading, has been gradually fading out of people's lives. However, a recently-opened library in north China's Tianjin Municipality has received a lot of attention from the public.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 10:13:39

Eye-catching library hopes to draw readers back to books

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library." -- Jorge Luis Borges
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 11:31:27

Age of throwaway literature

French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 17:23:40

Translation organizations from China and France to hold series of workshops in 2018

The Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support Network (CCTSS), the French Embassy in China and the France-based translation-focused organization ATLAS signed a cooperation agreement in Beijing on Friday that will open the door for the three organizations to host a series of Chinese-French literature translation workshops in China and France next year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 17:03:39

Chinese edition of well-known author Mitch Albom's novel 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' hits bookstores in Beijing

The Chinese edition of US author Mitch Albom's novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto hit bookstores in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:23:39

British writer Nicholas Chrimes releases new book about ancient town of Wuzhen

Through Wuzhen to China: An Englishman's Journey - British historian Nicholas Chrimes' new book about Wuzhen, the ancient town in East China's Zhejiang Province that is currently hosting the 4th World Internet Conference - was officially released during a ceremony on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 18:08:39

Popular Japanese 'Ring' series author Koji Suzuki talks about Sino-Japanese cooperation and new book

While the classic image of the long-haired ghost Sadako Yamamura crawling out of a television set in the 1998 Japanese movie Ring remains a haunting memory for many Chinese movie lovers today, the movie's screenwriter and the original novel's author Koji Suzuki said he didn't originally intend to create something so horrifying when he started the Ring series nearly three decades ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 17:48:39

Codex Amiatinus bible returns to England for first time in 1300 years

A bible that is half a meter thick and made from the skin of 500 animals is to return to England, the country where it was made, for the first time in 1300 years, the British Library said on Saturday.
Source: CGTN | 2017/12/3 13:47:00

Chinese and Japanese publishers release new superhero shared-world novel written by authors from both countries

Imagine a team of heroes consisting of gene-altered people with abilities such as teleportation and telepathy, then mix in a healthy dose of ninja action and an evil organization; what you get is a rough outline of Extension World, a shared-world novel co-written by Chinese and Japanese authors looking to create a superhero fantasy set in the East.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 17:13:39

China digitizes historical woodcut Mongolian books

Chinese researchers have launched several digital archive projects to preserve a number of historical Mongolian books.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 12:01:11