Macao Culture series launched

2013-07-10 09:27:35

A series of books examining the culture and history of Macao was launched on Tuesday at the Social Sciences Academic Press in Beijing.

Playful prose

2013-07-09 14:17:01

Storyteller Peter Hessler embraces humor to depict life in China. Writing in first-person narrative, Hessler's work now appears online and elsewhere in Chinese.

Author Feng Jicai wins culture award

2013-07-08 15:12:37

Feng Jicai, a well-known author of "scar literature", "retrospective literature" and "culture novels", has won the 22nd Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award.

Shanghai to host expanded book fair

2013-07-04 09:34:55

The Shanghai Book Fair will celebrate its 10th birthday with a bigger and longer session in August.

Unraveling the secrets of the Silk Road

2013-07-02 14:22:04

Traditional Chinese medical practitioners have often promoted the Chinese belief that foods have intrinsic "hot" and "cold" properties, but readers might be surprised to learn that the idea actually originated in Greece with the physician Hippocrates (460 BC).

Q & A with the investigator

2013-07-02 11:09:05

Q & A with the investigator Robert King Wittman

Tricks of the trade

2013-07-02 11:03:39

After reading former FBI agent Robert King Wittman's book about tracking down art thieves, screenwriter and critic Shi Hang says Wittman is a real-life Indiana Jones.

Young writers step up

2013-06-25 03:45:47

Chinese writers under 30 are stepping into the limelight with the New Wave series released in June.

Yi's history

2013-06-25 03:53:43

Retired academic Yi Zhongtian is embarking on his most ambitious project to date — a series of books detailing thousands of years of Chinese history.

History and forgetting

2013-06-18 14:18:05

Rana Mitter is determined to shed light on what is often seen in the West - although clearly not in China - as the forgotten war.

Picturing a different dream

2013-06-18 07:24:53

Christoph Rehage stepped out of his apartment in Beijing on his 26th birthday with the romantic notion that he could walk home to Munich, where his girlfriend was waiting.

New novel sparks interest in dialect literature

2013-06-12 10:29:45

A newly published novel written in the Shanghai dialect has aroused much interest in using the dialect in literature.