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.
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.
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.
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.