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Secret military files on Japanese invaders' atrocities in aggression war against China released in new books

A new series of Chinese books on the Japanese invaders' top military secrets during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) was published on Mon. The 45 book-series contains photocopies of secret Japanese files, including telegrams and minutes of meetings.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 11:49:31

Many Chinese young people turn to 'Selected Works of Mao Zedong' to find answers

A discussion group reading Selected Works of Mao Zedong together has been formed on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, where netizens pick out and post their favorite content from the book to share with others, many of whom are of younger generations, post- 1990s or 2000s.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 0:06:45

UK libraries fall victim to funding cuts amid coronavirus pandemic

For veteran librarian Fergus Wilde, his favorite place in Chetham's Library in Manchester, the oldest free public reference library in the English-speaking world, is the row of study areas that feature within its ancient medieval walls.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/27 17:43:40

Kant's ethics suck! Chinese philosophy scholar faces criticism for controversial article title

Calling German philosopher Immanuel Kant's ethics “terribly poor,” Chinese philosophy scholar Han Dongping has become the target of criticism for an article with a bold yet somewhat overweening title.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 23:27:03

Bookstores expand into China's rural areas, help lift locals from 'cultural poverty'

While some feel that bookstores are fading away, one Chinese bookstore has found new life by marching into rural areas and ethnic minority regions in China, bringing colorful cultural life and higher incomes to local residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 18:03:39

#MeToo rocks Turkey's literary world

Sexual assault and harassment allegations have shaken Turkey's literary world, creating a rare #MeToo moment as women break taboos and speak out in the still largely patriarchal country.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/22 18:23:39

Spy thriller author John le Carre dies

John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, has died aged 89, his agent said Sunday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/12/14 16:28:40

Global leader in AI and data-driven learning analytics wins two prestigious awards in China

Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, two major education industry events - the 2020 "Echoing China" Tencent Annual Education Ceremony and the 2020 Annual Education Ceremony - have successfully brought together leading experts, renowned scholars and frontline teachers to discuss the various challenges and countermeasures in education and to recognize outstanding achievements in the industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 18:03:40

Futuristic thriller wins top French literary award

A futuristic thriller about the double lives of passengers aboard a flight from Paris to New York won France's top literary award, the Prix Goncourt, which was awarded by video link on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 18:28:40

Book about guqin took 10 years to finish

A new book about the guqin was published on Sunday. It took 10 years to write, and it provides a detailed introduction to the traditional Chinese instrument.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 10:38:40