Chinese who took a gamble

2011-04-15 11:24:45

Experience in the early days of the US encompasses gold, greed and exclusion.

Buying into the romance

2011-04-08 12:28:37

Chi Li is about to publish a new book that focuses on Chinese men, a major theme in her works.

On the road less traveled

2011-04-01 10:34:27

Peter Hessler says his latest offering Country Driving is sociology, anthropology and journalism rolled into one.

An encyclopedic account of Qing society

2011-03-30 07:52:50

Almost every Chinese person has his or her own image of Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, the two main protagonists of A Dream of Red Mansions.

A classic tale retold

2011-03-30 07:52:50

A Dream of Red Mansions has had at least two dozen adaptations for the screen.

Merry band of brothers

2011-03-30 07:52:50

Also known as All Men Are Brothers, Outlaws of the Marsh tells why and how 108 men and women, coming from different backgrounds, banded together on Liangshan Mountain, became leaders of an outlaw army and fought battles against government troops, during the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279).

Monkey finds the road to redemption

2011-03-30 07:52:50

Monkey, or Journey to the West, is a fictional account of the legendary pilgrimage of Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) monk Xuanzang to India, to obtain Buddhist scriptures.

A mirror of the Chinese mind

2011-03-30 07:52:50

The classics survive and thrive partly because they lend themselves to reinterpretation and new mediums of expression.

Completing the dream

2011-03-30 07:52:50

An army of scholars has attempted to bring the destinies of the characters in Cao Xueqin's mid-18th century novel A Dream of Red Mansions, to a closure.

Literary path

2011-03-25 10:54:03

British expat takes lead in promoting modern Chinese literature to the rest of the world.

CSI, with a twist

2011-03-25 10:38:14

'A writer of crime stories' who knows too well what it means to be caught in the throes of change and hostility.

Michelle Obama to write book about White House garden

2011-03-21 11:21:04

US first lady Michelle Obama will write a book about the kitchen garden she started at the White House and her efforts to promote healthy eating.