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75th world science fiction convention opens in Helsinki

The 75th edition of World Science Fiction Convention began on Wednesday in Helsinki, being held for the first time in a Nordic city.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:15:42

German-Chinese Law Dictionary launched in Berlin

Compiler of the German-Chinese Law Dictionary Zhou Hengxiang (R) holds the dictionary during a launch ceremony at the Duncker & Humblot Publishing Company in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Aug. 8, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 10:08:30

Choo Waihong's 'The Kingdom of Women' a study of female grit

If there is only one thing that Singaporean author Choo Waihong would want her readers to take away from her book The Kingdom of Women, it would be that a world where women are equal to men is not just possible, it is real, and it thrives in the mountains of Yunnan Province among the Mosuo ethnic minority.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 18:43:39

US editor who 'rescued' Anne Frank's diary passes away at 93

Judith Jones, the legendary editor who rescued Anne Frank's diary from a US publisher's rejection pile, died Wednesday. She was 93.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 18:33:40

Anti-corruption novel on Amazon bestseller list

An anti-corruption novel became one of the best-selling new books in China in the first half of 2017, according to Amazon China on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 19:24:49

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 18:13:39

Founder of Taiwan's Eslite Bookstore passes away, remains an inspiration for bookshops struggling against a digital future

On Wednesday, My Time in Eslite - the autobiography of Robert Wu (Wu Ching-yu), the founder of Eslite, the largest bookstore chain on the island of Taiwan - reached bookshelves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 18:53:39

28th Hong Kong Book Fair opens

With more than 300 events scheduled for its week-long run, the 28th Hong Kong Book Fair kicked off Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 17:13:39

UK, China remember literary icon Jane Austen 200 years after her death

Two hundred years after Jane Austen's death, Britain is celebrating one of its best-loved authors, who combined romance with biting social commentary that still speaks to fans around the world.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/7/18 17:28:39

Top 10 online literature writers in China have created franchises worth a staggering 1 billion yuan ($150 million) each

The top 10 online literature writers in China have created franchises worth a staggering 1 billion yuan ($150 million) each, Ruper Hoogewerf - better known in China as Hu Run, the British founder and chief researcher of the Hurun Report - announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:48:39