Village girls on the move

2013-05-07 01:59:07

Most stories about migrant workers in China are about their struggles and how they have been exploited. A former Wall Street Journal reporter has written a book that gives a different perspective.

Panda in her sights

2013-04-28 10:43:11

Giant panda expert Sarah Bexell sets out to debunk myths about China's panda in a new book, including the general perception that they are lazy and sexually shy.

Contemporary Chinese short stories published in Russia

2013-04-27 13:30:24

The third volume in a series of modern Chinese prose translations published by Russian publishing house KARO was launched Friday.Turning a new page

Wenjin highlights top books

2013-04-24 11:53:12

What should you read on World Reading Day? The National Library of China, under the “Reading makes life better” campaign, has compiled a must-read list for the day that falls on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Ancient map on list

2013-04-23 10:54:00

The National Library of China has included the map of Fangmatan, an archaeological site in Gansu province that dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 24), on the list of ancient and precious books.

Death ends 'great love' for Shanghai 

2013-04-23 08:08:42

Shanghai writer Cheng Naishan, 67, died of leukemia early on the morning of April 22.

Crusading for recognition for 'work of literary genius'

2013-04-23 08:08:42

In an office littered with thousands of notes inscribed on stacked paper flash cards, David Tod Roy has labored on what he calls his "life's work" for three decades.

Online book giveaways raise industry concerns

2013-04-19 07:11:32

Publishing industry professionals have expressed concern over a number of online promotions in which copyrighted e-books are being sold for free.

Translation biggest obstacle impeding export of Chinese books

2013-04-17 17:23:51

Translation is the biggest obstacle impeding the export of Chinese books, Guo Xiaoyong, vice-president of China International Publishing Group (CIPG), said Tuesday during an interview with Xinhua at the London Book Fair.

'Frida Kahlo, the new face of Mexico'

2013-04-16 15:30:34

F. G. Haghenbeck - whose latest novel, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo, has just been published in Chinese - made his first visit to China during the Shanghai International Literary Festival in March.

Start spreading the word

2013-04-16 09:35:39

The domestic book publishing industry has made great strides forward in working together with their foreign counterparts.

A pastor's life revisited

2013-04-16 09:03:00

While many biographies attract readers with juicy anecdotes and vivid reproduction of the past, Mark O'Neill's Frederick: The Story of My Missionary Grandfather reads more like a history book or a long news report.