Books

Your guide to Shanghai book talks, literary events and the best books on China

A cheat's guide to China's four great classic novels
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A cheat's guide to China's four great classic novels

An essential guide to the Chinese classic books you need to know

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Ian Johnson on the return of religion after Mao
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Ian Johnson on the return of religion after Mao

The author unpicks China's faith in his fascinating new book

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The secret life of China's sex workers
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The secret life of China's sex workers

Lijia Zhang spent 12 years researching realities behind China's sex trade

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Chicken are not naked: Following 9 artists for 3 years
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Chicken are not naked: Following 9 artists for 3 years

Look inside Shanghai-based photographer Stefanie Schweiger's new book

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Asia's Best Literary Magazines
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Asia's Best Literary Magazines

The best litmags to read exciting new Chinese writers

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China's best books

China's best books: The Quiz
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China's best books: The Quiz

How many of China's top fiction and non-fiction works have you read?

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Books: Women in China
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Books: Women in China

Celebrate International Women's Day with one of these top reads

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China's best books
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China's best books

Time Out's guide to the top China fiction and non-fiction books you need to read

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Bookshops in Shanghai

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Book features

Cao Wenxuan: 'There's nothing adults can face that children can't'
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Cao Wenxuan: 'There's nothing adults can face that children can't'

We meet the first Chinese author to win the Hans Christian Andersen award

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Tom Cliff: Author of Oil and Water talks being Han in Xinjiang
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Tom Cliff: Author of Oil and Water talks being Han in Xinjiang

Tom Cliff talks about life for the Han community in the conflicted region

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A Perfect Crime by A Yi
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A Perfect Crime by A Yi

The policeman-turned-author talks about his first chilling crime novel

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