Spanish writer's act of faith

2013-11-19 07:50:27

Samanta Schweblin, one of the best young Spanish language novelists as nominated by British literary magazine Granta, has visited Beijing to promote the first Chinese edition of a collection of her short stories.

Five-star dream

2013-11-19 07:50:27

Tash Aw says that for many people, China is now replacing the United States as the "promised land" to go, live and pursue their dreams.

Mo Yan's "Frog" appears in Albanian book fair

2013-11-14 13:44:10

Albanian Capital Tirana is hosting Tirana 2013 Book Fair for five successive days. Some 94 publishing houses are displaying their publications.

Stranger gives fiction

2013-11-12 09:57:23

A Chinese proverb says that one can only read a book earnestly when it is borrowed. A booklover in Shanghai is attempting to encourage reading by lending his books freely to strangers on the subway.

Boonie Bears gains ground

2013-11-12 09:56:44

Although there has been some controversy surrounding popular animation series Boonie Bears, its book version, published by Sichuan Children's Publishing House, is becoming a publishing sensation at home while attracting attention at overseas book markets.

Scholars leaf through emperor's encyclopedia online

2013-11-05 07:12:01

It was the brainchild of Emperor Qianlong: Siku Quanshu, or The Complete Books of the Four Imperial Repositories. Qianlong, who sat on the imperial throne during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), set himself the task of preserving and restoring Chinese culture.

From the panda's mouth

2013-11-05 07:12:01

If pandas could talk, will anybody resist listening to the cute creatures?

Culture of healing

2013-11-03 08:09:06

Cameron Tukupua calls herself a "seeker of happiness" and believes that is our natural state.

China joins 32nd Int'l Istanbul Book Fair as guest of honor

2013-11-03 09:28:21

China joined the Istanbul international book fair as guest of honor on Saturday with its more than 100 publishers as well as influential authors and artists.

Women, lean in

2013-10-29 07:27:51

When Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, visited China to promote her new book Lean In, she already had a large number of fans in the country. People were drawn to Sandberg either by her story of success, or the notion of the renewed feminist movement inspired by her book.

Author presents the world like a child's play

2013-10-22 07:25:23

What can children teach the world? Christie Hsiao's latest book, Journey to Rainbow Island, is giving the question a go.

Chinese writer and Brazilian illustrator birds of a feather

2013-10-15 07:39:18

A Feather is a newly released picture book by two veteran authors - a writer from China and a writer-cum-illustrator from Brazil, targeted at young readers.