Can One of China’s Most Famous Authors Shed His Reputation for Misogyny?
Jia Pingwa’s ‘The Sojourn Teashop,’ now with a new English translation, is a bold experiment for an author often lambasted for his characterization of women
Blood on the Tracks: The Story of China’s Greatest Train Robbery
James Zimmerman’s new book examines the sensational stories behind the 1923 robbery of the Peking Express
Five Must-Read Works By Chinese Female Writers
These exceptional works by female Chinese authors reflect on topics from the impact of rapid urbanization on Chinese women to the trauma of sexual abuse victims
The Infancy of Children’s Literature in China
A century ago, the founding of a children’s magazine witnessed a progressive movement in how modern Chinese society wrote for—and saw—children
How are China’s Biggest Holidays Celebrated in Classic Novels?
The Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival are key scenes of drama in China’s Four Classic Novels, providing clues of how people celebrated holidays in ancient China
The Sun Rises: New Novel Gives Genderfluid Take on the Ming Dynasty
Asian-Australian author Shelley Parker-Chan’s “She Who Became the Sun” may not be historically accurate, but that’s not the main reason to read it
Can China’s Detective Novels Finally Make Crime Pay?
China’s long quest to produce a great crime novel
How the Xinhua Dictionary Defined the Way China Thinks and Talks
From encyclopedia to political pamphlet to standard classroom reading: 70 years in the history of China’s bestselling dictionary
Found In Translation
How well are translated Chinese novels doing?