IDIOMS

Book-lovers in Ancient Times

Stories and idioms about seven people who overcame challenging obstacles to read

BOOKS

Lust, Revolution

In Yan Lianke's "Hard Like Water," eroticism and class conflict overlap within the Maoist vanguard of the Cultural Revolution

BOOKS

Sojourners in Peking

Paul French's new book "Destination Peking" dives deep into the characters of Republic-era Beijing

BOOKS

Good Romance: Chinese Novels About Love

Romantic literature that influenced several generations

BOOKS

Literary Youths

Five classic works of Chinese children’s literature

BOOKS

TWOC’s 2019 Reading List

The China books that grabbed reviewers’ attention this year

BOOKS

Booklist: An American Bum in China

Matthew Evans’s misguided travels are rife with schadenfreude

BOOKS

Booklist: The Transpacific Experiment

Matt Sheehan raises more questions than answers for “how China and California compete for our future”

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Text Appeal

Curl up with a good book—anywhere

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

China’s best e-book apps

Get out your phone and download one of the many Chinese apps with thousands of books in Chinese and English

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