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China Publishing Industry Newsletter: 12/07

The China Publishing Industry Newsletter is a monthly mailing on new happenings in the Chinese literary and publishing scenes. This issue was edited by Eric Abrahamsen .

Feature

Pathlight: A New Literary Magazine

November 20 marked the publication of the first issue of Pathlight magazine , a new literary publication produced jointly by Paper Republic and People's Literature magazine ( 人民文学杂志 ). Now in a three-issue trial period, Pathlight will focus primarily on writing from relatively new and unknown Chinese writers, and aims to provide a comprehensive look at the newest trends in contemporary Chinese ...

News

Towards a Legal Structure for Digital Publishing

China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP, 新闻出版 总署 ) has been giving signs since the end of 2010 that China's digital publishing industry, which has hitherto occupied a legal gray area, will eventually come in for a strengthening of legal regulation and "management".

At present, digital publishing in China slips between cracks in the government's definition ...

One Mook Falls, Another Rises

Annie Baby's magazine O-pen has gone the way of Han Han's Party , receiving notice in early November that it would be forced to stop publication after only two issues.

Rumors of its closure first appeared early in the morning on November 2 on the popular Weibo micro-blogging site, but weren't officially confirmed until the evening of the ...

Yu Hua's Digital Book of Blogs

An unusual entry has been made in the history of Chinese digital publishing with Yu Hua's new book: Yu Hua @ . A collection of the author's blogs and micro-blogs on the Tencent blogging platform, Yu Hua @ has the main distinction of being China's first mainstream book to be published by a traditional publishing house—the Red Flag Publishing ...

New Books

The Little Girl

Hong Ying's latest publication is a collection of 57 short stories, mostly set in her childhood home of Chongqing, painting short sketches of her early life there. Hong Ying revisits the childhood scenes that constituted her first ...

Knifepoint

The newest novel from China's best-known author of spy/thriller books, Mai Jia, Knifepoint was published separately in two volumes: Bright Blade and Dark Blade ( 刀之阳面 and 刀之阴面 ). The story, set during China's Anti-Japanese War in the 30s and 40s, is supposedly ...

Quelling Demons

This volume is the newest in a series called "Fictional Forerunners" – a series based on the rather brusque premise that "modern Chinese fiction of the past thirty years has failed to live up to promise… has succumbed to the temptations of Europe ...

Tales from Southern Gansu

This third and final volume in Yang Xianhui's Life Trilogy completes the author's examination of life in rural Gansu Province, a project that began with Farewell to Jiabiangou (translated by Huang Wen and published by Anchor and Pantheon ...

Innocence and All That It Wrought

Fei Dao, one of China's most-watched young science fiction authors, has published his second collection of short works, in this case four novellas – none of which is science fiction. He has ...

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