Category Archives: Books

Remembering Hong Kong Since 1977

Most mainlanders know Hong Kong as busy and shiny. It’s the birthplace of many of the most famous literary works and a city rich with celebrities and entertainment. For shoppers, it’s the nearest land of food and luxuries. To Xu Tiancheng, Hong Kong is...


Korea’s Go Master Shares his Story

The stunning defeat of Go champion Lee Sedol by Google’s AlphaGo made headlines around the world last week. The champion and the computer faced off on March 9, with Lee losing his first three matches. Lee managed one victory during the fourth match on...


Chinese Psychologist Writes of 30,000-Mile Travel in Africa

US scholar Deborah Brautigam once said that people in China know too little about Africa. That’s hard to deny, since most popular travel books focus on Europe and the Americas. African culture and history tends to remain a mystery. Chinese psychologist and writer Bi...


Zhang Defen Teaches How to Make Wishes Come True

Dreams don’t only come true in fairytales. Zhang Defen, the first Chinese “chicken soup” writer from Taiwan, teaches readers about the magic needed to make any dream into reality. Zhang graduated from Taiwan University with a degree in Business Management. She worked as a...


App Popular Writer’s First Collection

In addition to being a doctor of physics, professor, fitness coach and famous travel writer, Lu Ming is also one of China’s most popular science writers. His works have been published on Shaonian Wenyi (Children’s Art), Harvest, Applied Physic Letters, and “One,” an app...


Zhihu Publishes Law Course for the Common Man

Questions about workers’ rights and legality can confuse both newcomers and people with years of work experience. The Goddess of Justice Never Opens Her Eyes, published this month, provides readers with professional and useful advice on using basic law. The book was compiled by...


Web Writer’s New Book Jiji Fu Jiji

Wang Lu, a writer at Ifeng.com, regards himself as a person who doesn’t know much about news. He writes freely and publishes often. Critics said Wang’s earlier words were extreme and filled with aggression. But to Wang’s way of thinking, they were a result...


No Mr. Right in This World

Marital problems related to sex and love are more serious in China than many imagine – especially for women. Modernization has confronted Chinese women with more kinds of love relationships than existed in the past, but traditional views leave them with precious few placed...


Running Moonlight Arrives on the Big Screen

Chen Jianbin recently made his directorial debut in A Fool, which arrived in Chinese theaters on November 20. The Chinese name of the film is Yige Shaozi. Shaozi in the northwestern dialect is Shazi, which means a fool. The story is based on Chinese...


Bi Shumin Leads People to Warmth and Light

Bi Shumin, popularly known as China’s “angel of literature,” published her new book, Life Needs Warmth and Light, in November. The work appeals to the chronically depressed to seek hope before suicide. Born in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 1952, Bi joined the...