Books

Your essential guide to Beijing bookstores, author readings and book signings

Interview: Author Graeme Sheppard on reopening Pamela Werner's 1930s murder
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Interview: Author Graeme Sheppard on reopening Pamela Werner's 1930s murder

The retired police officer sheds new light on the brutal unsolved crime

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Your winter reading sorted: 7 great books about China
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Your winter reading sorted: 7 great books about China

Seven books to curl up with as you hibernate through the cold

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Beijing's best foreign-language bookshops
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Beijing's best foreign-language bookshops

Bookstores to suit all bookworms

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Beijing's most iconic literary landmarks
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Beijing's most iconic literary landmarks

A guide for all Beijing bibliophiles

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The best books on women in China
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The best books on women in China

Some of the most important works on the lives of modern Chinese women

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China's best books

The best Chinese books of the last century
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The best Chinese books of the last century

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

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Interviews

Leta Hong Fincher on China's growing feminist movement
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Leta Hong Fincher on China's growing feminist movement

The bestselling author discusses her much-anticipated new book

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Interview: Roseann Lake
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Interview: Roseann Lake

We chat to the author about her controversial book on leftover women

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Paul French
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Paul French

The award-winning author on his latest book City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir

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Can Xue
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Can Xue

We delve into the magical frontiers of the avant-garde author

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Alec Ash
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Alec Ash

Co-editor of new anthology 'While We're Here' talks to Time Out

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Yu Hua
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Yu Hua

The renowned writer and NYT columnist on latest novel The Seventh Day

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Yan Lianke
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Yan Lianke

China's 'most censored author' talks satire, amnesia and avoiding his fans

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Ma Jian
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Ma Jian

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

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A Yi
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A Yi

Policeman-turned-author A Yi talks about his first, chilling crime novel

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Lijia Zhang: 'When your stomach is full, you start thinking about sex'
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Lijia Zhang: 'When your stomach is full, you start thinking about sex'

We spoke to the writer about the realities of the Chinese sex trade

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Xinran: 'Women couldn't speak out before the 90s'
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Xinran: 'Women couldn't speak out before the 90s'

Author Xinran on her new book Buy Me the Sky

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Katrien Jacobs speaks out about porn in China
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Katrien Jacobs speaks out about porn in China

The Chinese sex culture expert talks about the power of pornography and her newest book

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Chan Koonchung
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Chan Koonchung

How Tibet is changing and what it’s like being a banned writer in the Mainland

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Popular features

A cheat's guide to China's 4 great classic novels
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A cheat's guide to China's 4 great classic novels

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

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Pulp fiction
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Pulp fiction

Online literature makes way for more controversial and experimental genres

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Underground art
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Underground art

China's premier alternative comics anthology is available on Taobao

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The rise of gay erotic manga in China
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The rise of gay erotic manga in China

Yaoi or ‘boys’ love’ has become hugely popular with straight Chinese women

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5 amazing books about China to read this summer
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5 amazing books about China to read this summer

From sci-fi to self-help, we've got you covered

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5 great books about China to read this autumn
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5 great books about China to read this autumn

Five experts offer their picks on books about, and from, China

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Warping reality: 3 books that shaped Chinese science fiction
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Warping reality: 3 books that shaped Chinese science fiction

A selection of seminal and controversial works of Chinese science fiction

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