BOOKS

Exploring the Treachery of Language | Book Review

The latest translated "thriller" from Geling Yan is an experience in linguistic deception, down to the title and genre of the book

BOOKS

5 Mao Dun Literary Prize-winners

Novels that won China’s highest literary honor

HISTORY

Who Killed Pamela Werner?

Peking’s most famous cold case just got popped in the microwave

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Farewell, Li Ao

The most quotable sayings from the controversial writer, who passed away on March 18

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Romance of Xu Zhimo

The modern poet who has sent millions of Chinese tourists to Cambridge

TECHNOLOGY

China’s Robot Poet

Release of book by Microsoft’s AI poet brings up questions about future of Chinese poetry

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Awakening Ancient Dragons

The stories of the five most famous dragons in Chinese mythology

HISTORY

The Curious Assassination of China’s First Publisher

Murder, conspiracy, nationalism, and the violent history of Chinese publishing

ARTS

Strange Tales Indeed

A close look at Pu Songling’s immortal short stories

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Bookish Dreams

The fantasy of owning an independent bookstore lingers for China’s idealists

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