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China Publishing Industry Newsletter: 02/07

The China Publishing Industry Newsletter is a monthly mailing on new happenings in the Chinese literary and publishing scenes.

News

Twenty "Future Masters"

A small conference was held in Beijing in January announcing twenty young writers who'd made a list of "Future Masters" . The idea behind the competition, run by People's Literature magazine, Shanda Literature (aka Cloudary) and a media company from Chengdu, is to identify 20 young writers of potential—something like the New Yorker 's "20 under 40". The ...

New Magazine: Super Nice

Han Han's short-lived magazine Party continues to influence China's magazine scene from beyond the grave: a new publication that's proving to have legs is Super Nice , a magazine published by Shen Haobo's commerically-oriented, forward-thinking publishing company Xiron .

First published in August of last year, this new monthly is helmed by "Nanpai Sanshu", the pen-name of Xu ...

Job: Assistant Professor in Translation

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is hiring an Assistant Professor in Translation:

"The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities in Translating at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) engage in scholarly activities in topics related to Translating; (c) take up an important role in curriculum design and subject development in Translating, and engage ...

Death of a Literati

December 21st brought news that Mu Xin ( 木心 ) had passed away. Born in 1927, Mu Xin (real name Sun Pu) was a literati of the old water: a poet, essayist and painter who embodied many of the old traditions of Chinese art and aesthetics. He was also a bit of a firebrand—kicked out of the Shanghai school where he ...

New Books

Corolla Virus

In the fictional city of "Yancheng", a mysterious disease caused by the "Corolla Virus" breaks out, throwing the whole city into disorder and terror. Borrowing on her experiences with Beijing's 2003 SARS epidemic, Bi Shumin weaves a complex tale of ...

Love and Bruises

A girl named Flower follows her ex-boyfriend from Beijing to Paris, only to be refused once again. Soon she meets a working-class French man named Mathieu, and the two begin a passionate, barely-controlled love affair, an affair that brings solace to them both ...

The Criminal Lu Yanshi

This slim novel, narrated by the granddaughter of Lu Yanshi, tells the story of one Chinese intellectual's tragic experiences from the 1920s to the 1990s. Like Yan Geling's other stories, Criminal sticks close to love, cruelty, kindness, and family ...

The Yang Woman

Zhang Yihe, daughter of the 'number one leftist' and Chinese Democratic League founder Zhang Bojun , spent the years 1970-79 in a labor camp in Sichuan, serving out a sentence as a counterrevolutionary. While there, she recorded the tales of other female prisoners ...

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