Books

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

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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'Can Xue is completely unique': author Can Xue on her own genius
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'Can Xue is completely unique': author Can Xue on her own genius

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

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Xiaolu Guo: 'I am who I am'
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Xiaolu Guo: 'I am who I am'

The iconic Chinese author on identity, women's rights in China and the arts

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Xue Yiwei: 'We are all lost in translation'
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Xue Yiwei: 'We are all lost in translation'

We chat to the controversial author ahead of his talk in Beijing this week

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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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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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Interview: Xinran
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Interview: Xinran

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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