Niche literary leader

2013-08-27 06:51:36

Thanks to his rich experience, diligent studies and daring explorations, Uygur writer Alat Asem has become an eloquent spokesman for his people, Liu Jun reports.

Book fair attracts more digital and foreign publishers

2013-08-27 09:17:53

The 20th Beijing International Book Fair will kick off at the new China International Exhibition Center in Beijing's Shunyi district on Wednesday. This year, Saudi Arabia is the country of honor.

New children's encyclopaedia published in Shanghai

2013-08-15 16:53:04

The sixth edition of the popular children's encyclopaedia "One Hundred Thousand Whys" has been published.

Kids' reading style

2013-08-15 15:19:46

Shanghai Book Fair, which is held during the summer vacation, has been popular amongst children.

Shanghai book fair takes measures to cool down readers

2013-08-15 08:05:11

The Shanghai Book Fair opened on Wednesday with organizers taking measures to help shield visitors from an ongoing heat wave.

2013 Shanghai Book Fair kicks off

2013-08-14 15:41:53

The 2013 Shanghai Book Fair kicks off in Shanghai on August 14, 2013.

Reading to get new push in law

2013-08-14 11:06:50

China is planning to include fostering the habit of reading in its law.

Tiger Moms not always the best parents

2013-08-13 07:25:18

When Princeton professor and author Amy Chua published Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in 2011, the resulting media melee seemed to tap into a simmering vat of insecurities about the economic rise of China.

A book boom for children

2013-08-13 07:25:18

The genre of children's literature wasn't firmly established in China until the 1930s, when acclaimed writers like Ye Shengtao and Bing Xin started composing for the young and Western classics began to pour into the country.

Chinese seed sprouts in US culture

2013-08-06 10:40:54

When Anchee Min came to the United States in 1984, she spoke little English. She had barely slipped through on a student visa granted by an American consul impressed with her "crazy determination" - a decidedly American trait, she recalls in her new memoir The Cooked Seed.

Globalization of Chinese culture becomes hot topic

2013-08-06 10:16:20

Are the Palace Museum, Peking Opera and Great Wall outdated symbols of Chinese culture when it comes to appealing to an international audience?