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Capital Letters

Time Magazine reviews Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A Novel, a new book written in English by author Guo Xiaolu: As a novelist who is equally at home as a filmmaker, and a nomad who splits her time between Beijing,...

Chinese Wins Japan Book Prize With Tiananmen Novel

From Reuters: A Chinese author who wrote a novel on the 1989 Tiananmen student demonstrations and the post-Tiananmen lives of those who fled China has won a prestigious Japanese literary award. Yang Yi, a 44-year-old native of...

Video: Dreaming of Inspector Chen

Anna Sophie Loewenberg interviews novelist Qiu Xiaolong on the roof of the Beijing Bookworm Cafe about his Detective Chen mystery series and his new book, Red Mandarin Dress. From SexyBeijing.tv: In this episode Sufei meets Qiu...

Julia Lovell: Great leap forward

From the Guardian: …Something momentous has just happened: Penguin Modern Classics has for the first time allowed a work of 20th-century Chinese fiction on to its list. After
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