Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Coal Hill Books

Eric Abrahamsen and Dongmei Chen run a China-focused publishing business called Coal Hill Books.

What does Coal Hill Books do?

  • Runs Pathlight Magazine
  • Provides consultancy services to publishers inside and outside of China.
  • Acts as a literary scout and agent.

Are Coal Hill Books and Paper Republic separate organisations?


Paper Republic is a non-profit making organisation, whose mission is to get more people interested in Chinese literature in translation. We are run by a team of unpaid volunteers.

Coal Hill Books is a consultancy business that provides services to publishers around the world and in China.

How can I contact Coal Hill Books?

Email Eric Abrahamsen or Dongmei Chen with enquiries.