Chinese have a sophisticated history of transcribing thoughts into living environments.
Some fiction works we read and forget. Others, like Xue Yiwei's, make us think past the last page.
China Daily's reading team presents 2012's top five translated books.
The Forbidden City and emperors' mysterious lives have been transformed into cartoon books to promote traditional culture.Guardian of time's past
This bilingual book explains the Five Ws of planning to Chinese officials. Author James Jao employs a storytelling approach to urge Chinese planners to avoid mistakes made in the West.
Everyday folks need a voice in urban planning, a prominent architect and author tells Erik Nilsson
The Guangxi Normal University Press and the Palace Museum Press launched a series of children’s books titled We All Live in the Forbidden City.
The best-selling lists reveal the major trends of 2012 that show shifts in Chinese readers' taste.Sales that speak volumes
The year 2012 started uneventfully for the literature scene in China but ended with a bang.
His stories come from daily contact with cadavers, but his empathy with them has inspired his best selling novel. Pu Zhendong talks to forensic scientist Qin Ming.
The New York Times is getting into the business of selling bite-sized digital books based on its reporters' work.
Picture books for adults are the latest trends around the country.