Asian libraries agree on resource share

Asian libraries agree on resource share

Librarians from China and other Asian countries have agreed on strengthening collaboration and promoting resource sharing in the digital era. More than 80 chief librarians and representatives from Asian countries and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions signed the Declaration of Kunming at the Asian Library Curator Forum, which kicked off Tuesday in […]

British Nobel Prize-winning writer dies

British Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing died Sunday morning in London at the age of 94, said her publisher. According to a statement by Harper Collins, she “passed away peacefully” at home in the early hours on Sunday. “Doris Lessing was one of the great writers of our age,” Charlie Redmayne, the UK chief executive […]

New collection of Chinese prose published in Russia

A new collection of the 20th century Chinese prose has been published in Russia. The new collection, entitled “Border Town: 20th Century Chinese Prose,” was co-published on Tuesday by the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University and local publishing house Karo. The book features previously untranslated stories by Lao She, Shen Congwen, Xu Xu […]

French Revolution book popular in China

A 156-year-old historical book on the French Revolution has become a surprise hit in China, where readers have found “links” in the subject matter to their own country’s realities. “The Old Regime and the French Revolution,” written by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville around 1856, has become a bestseller, according to the Commercial Press, which first […]

More translations needed for Chinese literature to expand worldwide

Mohammed Elshijh, an Egyptian doctoral candidate at Beijing Language and Cultural University, chose to study Chinese literature after receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1999. As countries with long, rich histories, China and Egypt have much in common, Elshijh said, adding that Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature, is also popular in […]

Chinese scholar wins Russia’s Likhachov prize

Russia’s annual Likhachov Prize achievement was awarded here Friday to Liu Wenfei, a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and four top Russian contributors. Liu, a research fellow at the CASS Institute of Foreign Literature, has thus become the first Chinese scholar to win the prize. The Prize Committee recognized Liu’s contribution […]

China publishes first official map of Sansha city

China publishes first official map of Sansha city

A working staff presents the map of Sansha city at Xidan Books Building in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 24, 2012. The first official map of the newly-established Sansha city in south China’s Hainan Province was published on Saturday. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong) A man presents the map of Sansha city at Xidan Books Building in Beijing, […]

Pamphlet of Hu’s report at 18th Party Congress published

The pamphlet form of Hu Jintao’s report at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, delivered on Nov. 8, 2012, has been published. The report, Firmly March on the Path of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive to Complete the Building of a Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects, was published by […]

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