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Philippines unveils first China book center to promote cultural exchange

The first China book center in the Philippines was unveiled on Monday at the University of the Philippines (UP) with the aim of promoting cultural exchange between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 18:18:40

Replica of Chinese Peony Pavilion to appear in Shakespeare's hometown

The Peony Pavilion is a masterpiece by Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu (1550-1616) from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). A replica of the pavilion, based on pictures recorded in ancient books of the play, will appear in Shakespeare's hometown.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/14 17:35:10

China shines at London Book Fair

China International Publishing Group (CIPG) held a book launch event themed "China in the Eyes of the British" at The London Book Fair on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:33:40

Books on Chinese philosophy, culture launched at London Book Fair

Four books on Chinese philosophy and culture were jointly launched by a major Chinese publisher and the academic publishing company Springer Nature at the London Book Fair, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 22:19:39

Netflix's 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' adaptation sparks discussion in China about Latin American literature

"Many years later, as he looked at the low score from a movie review website, the Netflix executive suddenly remembered that distant afternoon when the company purchased the adaptation rights to One Hundred Years of Solitude from García Márquez's family," a Chinese netizen joked in a post on Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 18:18:39

Netflix acquires '100 Years of Solitude'

Netflix said Wednesday it has acquired the film rights to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and will turn it into a Spanish language TV series.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 18:53:41

Portuguese language and literature on the rise in China

"Aqui…Onde a terra termina e o mar começa…" (Here…Where the land ends and the sea begins…) Many people who travel to Portugal head to the most western end of the European continent, Cabo da Roca, to take photos of the stone tablet engraved with the above verses, but only a few of them know much about the author of these words.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 18:23:41

Explaining 'The Art of War'

The Guangdong People's Publishing House has released a new book updating and revising ancient commentaries on The Art of War from Sun Tsu, one of the best-known military strategists in the world. The Commentaries on The Art of War from Eleven Scholars Revised was edited by Chinese scholar Liu Chunsheng, who has been researching the famous text since 1984.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 18:18:40

Chinese actor Li Dongxue talks about his role in the newest TV adaptation of Louis Cha's wuxia novel 'The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber'

China's wuxia, a genre of Chinese period fiction about the adventures of chivalrous martial artists, has been on the frontline of modern Chinese culture's influence overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 17:58:39

Chinese web novels find fans in Thailand, inspire cosplay

With great satisfaction, Nichapat Thonnaratana, a 24-year-old editorial assistant in Bangkok, shared her new cosplay photos she took recently at a local studio on her Facebook account. In one picture, Thonnaratana, dressed in a men's white Hanfu (the traditional clothing of the Han ethnic group) with embroidered light blue clouds on the shoulders, peaks thoughtfully at a wine jar held in her right hand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 18:38:41