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,...

Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writer Hao Jingfang Sets Her Sights Closer to Home

Sunlight is so scarce that it is rationed based on income. And Beijing is divided into three different physical layers for the elite, middle...

Life Stories of Lu Dongbin

Lü Dongbin (呂洞賓, born 796) was a Tang Dynasty Chinese scholar and poet who has been elevated to the status of an immortal in the Chinese...

Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology

The Eight Immortals (八仙) are a group of legendary immortals in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器)...

Experts Urge Collectors To Share World’s Earliest Encyclopedia

Chinese and foreign experts have urged collectors to share the earliest and largest encyclopedia man has ever had -- the Great Encyclopedia of Yongle...

Learn about the “biggest” book in China

The Siku Quanshu, variously translated as the Complete Library in Four Sections, Imperial Collection of Four, Emperor's Four Treasuries, Complete Library in Four Branches...

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