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  • Book preferences hint at China's will for mild reform

    2012-11-08 14:30

    The bookshelves of Chinese state leaders are sometimes a source of curiosityfor ordinary readers to understand their personal interests or possible policy orientations.

  • Chinese sci-fi saga to have English edition in 2013

    2012-11-08 13:30

    The Three Body trilogy, one of the most popular Chinese-language science fiction novels, will be published in English next year, according to the publishing company on Wednesday.

  • Dark lord and shouting tot pick up Roald Dahl prize

    2012-11-08 09:33

    "GET OUT OF MY ROOM!" are the first words yelled by Bella, the central character in "My Big Shouting Day", winner of the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny prize in the category aged six and under.

  • Want good eyesight? Try eating durians

    2012-11-07 10:10

    Everyone knows carrots are good for your sight, but what about durians and marigolds?

  • The writer's hard life

    2012-11-06 10:25

    At the age of 19, Zhang Xianliang moved to the Ningxia Hui autonomous region and began to write. In 1957, he was sentenced to 20 years in a labor camp after publishing a poem critical of the authorities.

  • Farmers harvest a crop of poetry

    2012-11-06 10:20

    For 30 years, potato farmer Zhang Lian plowed his fields during the day and wrote poetry at night. In the harsh environment of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, writing was his only hope and provided a source of spiritual solace.

  • Writer Han Suyin dies at 95 in Lausanne

    2012-11-05 15:48

    Chinese-British writer and physician Elizabeth Comber, whose pen name was Han Suyin, died at the age of 95 on Friday at her home in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Penguin, Random House to merge into world leading publisher

    2012-11-02 11:06

    Pearson Group announced a merger plan between its publishing arm Penguin and German publisher Bertelsmann's Random House on Monday.

  • Book fair opens in Russian Siberia

    2012-11-02 11:02

    A book fair opened in Krasnoyarsk in Russia's Siberia on Wednesday.

  • Mo urges exposure for other Chinese writers

    2012-10-31 17:29

    Nobel Literature Laureate Mo Yan said he hopes other Chinese writers and artists can receive more attention now.

  • Some Nobel sentiments

    2012-10-30 09:59

    Few Chinese authors have had the chance to compete for the Nobel Prize for Literature because of the lack of nominations from China, says Kjell Espmark, a Nobel Committee member.

  • Romano: Americans look East now

    2012-10-30 09:44

    Carlin Romano last visited China 25 years ago, when he spent two days in Guangzhou, Guangdong's provincial capital.