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

Xiaolu Guo on her new book Once Upon a Time in the East
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Xiaolu Guo on her new book Once Upon a Time in the East

Transnational identity, women's rights and the '90s Beijing arts scene

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

Yan Lianke: China's 'most censored author'
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Yan Lianke: China's 'most censored author'

The author speaks about satire, amnesia and avoiding his fans

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

Shanghai's best literary groups
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Shanghai's best literary groups

It's gonna be lit

China's best books

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

Books: Women in China
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Books: Women in China

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

China's best books

China's best books

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

Bookshops in Shanghai

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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

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

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