Three new Chinese novels reveal the time China lost its moral compass

Modern China was built on the nearly 30 ruthless years of Mao's rule. The country's elite – the "literati" of educated small landowners who...

China’s Online Reading Craze Is So Big It’s Challenging Amazon’s Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories....

Teen idol joins millions taking China’s grueling gaokao exam

Millions of Chinese high schoolers will take the country's grueling two-day college entrance examination starting Wednesday, competing to get into the country's top universities. But...

Evolution of “Gaokao” essay topics mirrors changes of China

After this year's national college entrance exams, Gan Fubao will have collected all 40 exam papers since the exams resumed in 1977. Gan, 70, from...

What is Gaokao? Why is it so important?

A total of 9.4 million Chinese high school students, just a little less than the population of Sweden, began to take the annual national...

China taking on Wikipedia with its own online encyclopaedia

More than 20,000 scholars involved in country’s biggest publication project. China has employed tens of thousands of scholars to write an internet version of its...

Web novels take readers into a whole new world

Some stories include hundreds of chapters, and fans are willing to pay for access to these fantastical journeys Both study magic in school, wield it...

Teacher rewrites hundreds of ancient stories

Some consider Huang Qiaoyan to be the Chinese equivalent of the German Brothers Grimm. That is because the middle school teacher in Guangdong province's Dongguan...

Why writer Mo Yan thinks his Nobel Prize was a blessing and a curse

The Chinese novelist’s profile was massively raised by winning the literature prize, but he has struggled to write since, he says. Chinese Nobel Prize for...

Hit China Series Takes Page from BBC With Recycled Letters

“We were young and fought for the future together. As a wife, I got more loneliness from him than happiness, but as his fan,...

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