Books

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

5 short story collections to read this summer
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5 short story collections to read this summer

Need something to read lounging by the pool? Here's our top picks this season

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Secondhand love: Where to donate, buy or sell old books in Beijing
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Secondhand love: Where to donate, buy or sell old books in Beijing

Give your books a second chance at life with our mini-guide

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8 local bookstores worth exploring in Beijing

8 local bookstores worth exploring in Beijing

You don’t need to master Chinese to appreciate these literary centres in the city

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3 lesser-known works to read from leading Chinese authors
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3 lesser-known works to read from leading Chinese authors

Forget the hits you know, here are the underrated gems from three of China's leading contemporary authors

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6 Books for crime fiction lovers

6 Books for crime fiction lovers

If you enjoyed the twists and turns of Paul French’s Midnight in Peking, we’ve got some great reads for you

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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

Karoline Kan
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Karoline Kan

The Beijing-based journalist on her debut memoir, Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Love, Loss, and Hope in China

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Peter Crane
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Peter Crane

The renowned palaeobotanist discusses his book Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

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Lina Getachew Ayenew
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Lina Getachew Ayenew

We chat with the author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations

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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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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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Can Xue
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Can Xue

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

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Ian Johnson
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Ian Johnson

We spoke to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on faith in modern China

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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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Popular features

This year's Australian Writers Week authors on their pick of the lit
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This year's Australian Writers Week authors on their pick of the lit

We chat to Morris Gleitzman, Graeme Simsion and Julie Koh about their literary must-haves

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7 fascinating non-fiction books to read this Chinese New Year
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7 fascinating non-fiction books to read this Chinese New Year

New books from the last few months to get your brain going

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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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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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