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Sci-Fi Luminary Chen Qiufan on AI and Chinese Literature Abroad

Renowned Chinese sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan discusses his book “AI 2041,” humanity’s AI future, and how he gets published overseas

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Over Drawn: ​The Dilemmas Facing China’s Booming Online Comics

China’s wildly popular online comics struggle to reproduce the magic of the 1990s

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Can China’s Detective Novels Finally Make Crime Pay?

China’s long quest to produce a great crime novel

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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