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Four debut novels make 2020 Booker Prize shortlist

Four debut novelists were on Tuesday shortlisted alongside Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the Booker Prize for best English-language fiction, to be awarded in November.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 18:28:40

Global online library introduced to Chinese mainland for the first time

A US education group and a Chinese publishing house introduced on Thursday a global online library as part of a program aimed at serving Chinese teachers and students.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 16:18:40

Over 50 million Chinese ancient incomplete books need to be repaired: experts

Chinese experts said that over 50 million Chinese ancient incomplete books need to be repaired and emphasized the importance of the protection of ancient books after a forum about collecting ancient books was held in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 8:37:31

iQIYI project bridges film, scripts and literature works

It has always been a challenge for China's film producers and scriptwriters to figure out how to properly cooperate to adapt popular literature works to film.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 18:13:40

The 18th Beijing International Book Festival kicks off

After two months of preparation amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 18th Beijing International Book Festival kicked off at the capital's China National Convention Center on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 22:57:01

Chinese netizens react to Netflix's 'The Three-body Problem' adaptation

US streaming platform Netflix announced on Wednesday it has ordered a an English-language series based on the well-known Chinese science fiction book trilogy "The Three-Body Problem." The China-US coproduction has aroused complicated feelings among Chinese netizens and film experts, who have expressed both excitement and worry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:01:53

N-word dropped from French edition of Agatha Christie novel

The title Dix Petits Negres, or Ten Little Niggers, will become Ils Etaient Dix or They Were Ten.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 19:18:40

Mini-library project benefits thousands of families in Foshan

For Lin Jiaoling, a full-time mom, accompanying her two sons at a reading club has become something she doesn't want to miss, even though she is now expecting a third child.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 19:28:40

Artist Zuo Yu releases new collection of poems

Chinese artist and author Zuo Yu debuted a new collection of her latest poems on Saturday at Beijing's 798 Art Zone. The book, 365 Love Letters to Self, collects 180 poems about the poet's observations about daily life.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 16:58:42

Chinese author becomes center of controversy for comic book depicting animals mating

A children's comic book that debuted at the Shanghai Book Fair on Thursday has ignited hot debate among Chinese netizens and parents, many of whom are concerned that its depiction of animals mating may have a negative influence on children.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/17 19:48:40