Books

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

Ian Johnson: 'There is no inter-religious dialogue in China'
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Ian Johnson: 'There is no inter-religious dialogue in China'

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

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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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Pulitzer and Man Booker winners announced for Australian Writers Week
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Pulitzer and Man Booker winners announced for Australian Writers Week

Some of Australia's biggest literary names are coming to Beijing

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The next generation of Mainland authors
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The next generation of Mainland authors

The current guard of Mainland authors you need to know, for face's sake

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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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Popular interviews and features

Interview: Alec Ash
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Interview: 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: 'In real life, I am a very old-fashioned, boring person'
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Yan Lianke: 'In real life, I am a very old-fashioned, boring person'

We spoke to the writer about 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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Interview: A Yi
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Interview: A Yi

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

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5 objects that tell the story of the Great Wall
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5 objects that tell the story of the Great Wall

William Lindesay breaks down 2,300 years of history into five objects

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Interview: Xiran
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Interview: Xiran

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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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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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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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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Beijing's best book shops
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Beijing's best book shops

Great spots for book lovers in Beijing

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