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“Text Appeal” Photo Competition

Submit a photo of yourself reading The World of Chinese in an unusual place, and win prizes!

Ahead of World Reading Day on April 23, amateur photographer Xin Ting showcased every imaginable—and unimaginable—place where the love for a good book persists in China. Later, he expanded his efforts into capturing the “fleeting moments” when readers lose themselves in the text in various unlikely, distracting, or difficult settings, an experience which he calls “sedentary travel.” – “Text Appeal,” a photo story from our issue “Wild Rides

What? Take a photo of yourself reading TWOC in an unusual location

How? Submit to us by WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, or email at editor@theworldofchinese.com

When? July 28, 2019 to September 28, 2019

Prize? One free issue of TWOC!


TWOC‘s editors are a bilingual, international team that is always on the lookout for original and human-centered stories to share with our readers. We are dedicated to accuracy, objectivity, and looking at each of China's stories through the eyes of its participants. Get in touch through our About Us page if you have a story to pitch!