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Book on post-quake lives of teenager survivors published

A book about the post-quake lives of 18 people who were affected by the Wenchuan earthquake as teenagers was published recently, before the 10th anniversary of the quake, its editor said Sunday at a book promotion event.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 16:50:16

Mo Yan's 'Sorghum Wine' script to be published

The script for Sorghum Wine, a stage play adaptation of Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan's famous 1986 novel Red Sorghum, will be published in the May edition of the State-run literature magazine People's Literature, the magazine announced in a WeChat post on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 16:33:40

New bilingual book catches eyes of global internet industry entrepreneurs

A new Chinese English-language book that tells the story of a celebrated entrepreneur's ten-year journey in the mobile internet industry has drawn attention worldwide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/30 14:42:28

Nobel Literature Prize for 2018 in doubt after #MeToo crisis

The Swedish Academy, plunged into crisis over allegations of rape and sexual assault by the husband of one its members, may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/26 16:33:41

Exhibition delves into the introduction of British literature to China

Since the beginning of the 20th century, a large number of British literature were introduced to China through the tireless efforts of Chinese scholars and translators. A major doorway to China at the time, Shanghai played a critical role in introducing Western culture to the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 17:48:40

Women's favorite Internet works

What books she likes to read, what TV dramas she likes to watch, what movies she likes to talk about on her WeChat Moments page or on Sina Weibo… Women are not just initiators of hot social topics, but also the driving force behind a plethora of IPs ranging from TV series and movies to books. Their hobbies also have a major impact on what IPs are adapted to other mediums.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 17:28:39

Media report on Chinese and US university students' reading habits sparks controversy

Chinese scholars and experts couldn't help but knit their brows after reading a recent media report from Chinese education company Blue Oak that suggested that Chinese university students were falling behind their US peers when it came to reading. First posted on, the report, which came to its controversial conclusion by comparing a purported list of the top borrowed books from libraries at major US and Chinese universities, was widely re-posted by various media agencies in China and became a major talking point on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 20:08:39

Society needs to return to reading books: Cultural Director of Spanish National Library

The Spanish National Library has to be at the forefront of a concerted effort to persuade people of the value of reading books, Miguel Albero, the Cultural Director of the Spanish National Library, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview to celebrate World Book Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/21 22:06:56

We love Chinese books, say Vietnamese students

Vietnamese students flocked to a conference hall at the Hanoi University of Culture here on Tuesday to attend the Vietnam-China Book Reading Festive Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 17:28:40

University of Liverpool launches competition to find Chinese theme story writer

The University of Liverpool launched a search Tuesday for talented writers in Britain and China able to write an award-winning story with a China theme, in just 500 words.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:56:30