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Chinese Literature

Stranger Than Fiction

ChinaFile | Zhang Xiaoran | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

A Q&A with Yu Hua ZHANG XIAORAN 02.21.14 In the short 20 years since Yu Hua, a 53-year-old former dentist, has been writing, China has underg...

Shanghai Girls Gone Copy-Catty

Tom_Carter | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Tom_Carter

What does it say about the state of literature in China when writers are so desperate for readers that they resort to copycatting even the most superficial aspects of another author's book: the title and cover art?

The Sadness Of Books We Can't Sell

charlotteashley.wordpress.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

There's a depressing side to returns season. It comes near the tail-end of the fiscal year, when we can delay the inevitable no longer and have to sen...