Books & Film

Reviews, literary events and screenings in Shanghai

Watch: New Vice documentary lifts the veil on transgender lives in Asia
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Watch: New Vice documentary lifts the veil on transgender lives in Asia

We speak to Out Of Place co-director Josh Frank about the ambitious project

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China Book Club: Running Through Beijing
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China Book Club: Running Through Beijing

Xu Zechen's gritty novel brings a taste of Beijing's underworld

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Eddie Redmayne: ‘I have a really shoddy imagination’
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Eddie Redmayne: ‘I have a really shoddy imagination’

The actor tells all about taking the lead in JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts

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Shakespeare: The People's Bard
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Shakespeare: The People's Bard

Nancy Pellegrini's new book explores the history of Shakespeare in China

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The 100 best Mainland Chinese films

The 100 best Mainland Chinese films

The best movies of all time as picked by 88 international film experts

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Film screenings

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China's best films

China's best films: A Touch of Sin
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China's best films: A Touch of Sin

Skip holiday comedies and catch Jia Zhangke's dystopic film instead

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China's best films: Devils on the Doorstep
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China's best films: Devils on the Doorstep

Watch Jiang Wen's Cannes Grand Prix-winning satirical black comedy

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China's best films: The Goddess
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China's best films: The Goddess

One of the best Mainland Chinese films worth watching

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China’s best films
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China’s best films

Watch Lou Ye’s Summer Palace as his latest award-winning film hits cinemas

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China's best films: In the Heat of the Sun
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China's best films: In the Heat of the Sun

See Jiang Wen tackle the Cultural Revolution in his directorial debut

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China's best films: Let the Bullets Fly
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China's best films: Let the Bullets Fly

Watch director Jiang Wen's blockbuster before his new film release

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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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Film features

Watch films online
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Watch films online

Top Chinese and international films to stream on Youku and LeTV this month

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Ugandan kung fu
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Ugandan kung fu

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Wakaliwood studio in Uganda

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Book features

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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Ma Jian interview
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Ma Jian interview

'As a child, there were no paintings in my home, no books'

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China Book Club: A Billion Voices
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China Book Club: A Billion Voices

Exploring the quest to unify China in language

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Book reviews

Kinder Than Solitude
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Kinder Than Solitude

This month's must-read is by Yiyun Li

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Interview: Lynn Pan
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Interview: Lynn Pan

The author's new book explores the arrival of love marriages in China

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Beethoven in China
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Beethoven in China

A must-read for anyone who thinks they know China – or Beethoven

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Cinemas in Shanghai

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