Adventures in words

2011-11-18 10:44:48

Scaling the world's highest mountains propels the prose of Huang Nubo to soaring heights.

Reading design's future in an era of e-books

2011-11-21 09:23:03

Publishers are looking toward more dazzling book designs to survive the shift toward e-book readers, such as Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad.

Bookstores go offline

2011-11-18 10:55:29

When Wu Ximan passed by Wudaokou in late October, he was surprised to find the bookstore O2SUN he used to frequent had been closed down.

Children's books publishers try to divine the future

2011-11-18 10:55:29

Representatives of more than 20 Chinese children's books publishing houses met with their foreign counterparts to examine market trends at a seminar in Beijing.

Removing the thorn from her heart

2011-11-11 07:38:36

Much of Taiwan poet Hsi Mu-jung's work is about the loss and rediscovery of her homeland.

Sci-fi writing awards given

2011-11-17 10:38:26

Ten science fiction writers, publications and organizations won the second Xingyun Awards, the only international awards for Chinese-language sci-fi writers.

Wordsmith re-forges princely crown

2011-11-11 07:38:36

Most poets spend their lives in shadowed quietude, in the wake of the golden years for poetry in the late 1970s and the entire '80s.

She shows the pros of prose

2011-11-11 07:38:36

Zhang Yali recalls how she joined her fellow students in a long line, in front of a truck, to obtain a copy of Hsi Mu-jung's first poetry anthology, Common Jasmine Orange.

Bearing the torch

2011-11-04 11:06:06

Gish Jen, born to immigrant Chinese parents, is giving US literary heavyweights a run for their money.

Unleashing his pen by untying his tongue

2011-10-28 08:06:02

Alai's voyage to become the best-known Tibetan author was anything but smooth sailing - especially navigating the choppy waters of writing outside his mother tongue.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

2011-11-04 14:17:21

Pinkney brings a similar sumptuous aesthetic to the re-imagining of the familiar bedtime lullaby.

Designing Impact, Approaches to Practical Research

2011-11-04 14:16:24

The bilingual book is a collection of the most successful design and research programs from students, academics, artists and designers.