Category Archives: literature
Author Zhang Lijia reviewed for the BBC film director Zhang Yimou’s latest movie The Flowers of War. On her weblog she explains why the movie did not convince her.
Drooling foreign publishers are trying to enter the Chinese market, like recently on the International Book Fair in Beijing. But author Zhang Lijia warns on her weblog for too high expectation, as the already limited number of books per Chinese is even dropping.
Paul French started off his book tour for “Midnight in Peking” in Australia with some raving reviews by local media. “He has discovered there is a growing audience who, like him, is fascinated by the world of the old China hands,” writes the Australian.
Renowned author Paul French will publish his crime classic “Midnight in Beijing” August 29, about the seedy underbelly of Beijing in the 1930s. After bestsellers like “Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation” and on foreign correspondents in China, now French hits the suspense writing, taking us back to a murder scene in the Beijing of 1937
Mark Obama Ndesandjo, the half brother of US president Obama, was in Shanghai this week to sign copies of the Chinese edition of his autobiographical novel ‘Nairobi To Shenzhen: A Novel of Love in the East’, writes the Chinese news agency Xinhua.
The successful book The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You, on the ambitions of China’s middle class, will be launched in its Chinese later in August.
During a recent discussion with some children, I suggested a game. I proposed giving each of the 26 letters in the English alphabet a number: A is 1, B is 2, C is 3 and so forth. “Find me a word whose letters add up to 100,” I asked. “It has to do with dreams and success.”
The Shenzhen-based business man, artist and charity activist Mark Obama Ndesandjo has kindly agreed to join China Speakers Bureau. In a few years time, he has has helped to put social corporate responsibility on the local agenda and is helping companies to enter the challenging China market.