Romano: Americans look East now

2012-10-30 09:44:34

Carlin Romano last visited China 25 years ago, when he spent two days in Guangzhou, Guangdong's provincial capital.

Philosophical melting pot

2012-10-30 09:35:54

In his latest book, literary critic and writer Carlin Romano has taken a bold attempt to overthrow cliches about Americans.

Africa's first Nobel laureate in literature visits China

2012-10-29 17:24:05

Wole Soyinka — the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature — kicked off his first visit to China on Monday.

Mo Yan sees income soar following Nobel win

2012-10-24 13:55:17

Mo Yan, China's first Nobel literature laureate, could see his income exceed 200 million yuan ($32 million) this year.

Bear story bares different views

2012-10-23 10:29:09

The Practitioner of Snow is the first of Japanese writer Yoko Tawada's books to be published in China.

English animal tales now in Chinese

2012-10-23 10:26:26

English author Dick King-Smith is known for his children's books, such as The Sheep-Pig, which was adapted into the movie Babe.

Book brews new understanding

2012-10-23 10:19:44

All About Tea in China is an English-language encyclopedia-like volume about Chinese tea that introduces tea drinking, tradition and teahouses.

An eye on sci-fi

2012-10-23 09:30:55

Ken Liu's science fiction awards bring global attention to Chinese authors of the genre, but he views himself as an American writer working in the Western literary tradition.

Couple's road-trip romance makes a moving book

2012-10-22 09:28:22

A Chinese girl is suddenly swept off her feet by a handsome foreign traveler who rides into town one day on his trusty steed. Their romance, plenty of drama, is now packed in a book.

Told you so

2012-10-22 09:18:20

Martin Jacques says China doom-mongers were dismissive when he argued the former Middle Kingdom would have a central role in shaping the 21st century.

Translation tales

2012-10-19 10:46:12

Lin Wen-yueh, a prominent Japanese-Chinese translator from Taiwan, is coming to Guangzhou on Oct 21 to share her experiences in translating The Tale of Genji, a world-renowned Japanese classical literature.

Rowling tries her hand at novel for grown-ups

2012-10-18 11:00:04

J.K. Rowling spoke for just over an hour at Manhattan's Lincoln Center to promote her first novel for grown-ups, The Casual Vacancy.