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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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Found In Translation

How well are translated Chinese novels doing?

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The Rouge Street Blues: A New Translation Breathes Life into China’s Rustbelt

A translation of Shuang Xuetao, one of China’s brightest millennial writers, finally brings one of the country’s new generation of authors to English-language readers

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Turning the Page on a Male-Centric Sci-Fi World

A new science fiction and fantasy anthology shows the best of China’s growing canon of female and non-binary authors

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On the Road in Republican China

A new book by historian Yajun Mo reveals the through-lines linking Chinese travelers, past and present

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Where is China’s “Brothers Grimm”?

The “Lin Lan Fairy Tales” was a huge project, collecting folklore for children from all across China. So why has no-one heard of it?

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Balcony | Fiction

Sun Pin’s short story explores the foibles of romanticism in the modern day

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