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World Book Day: Ten books you cannot miss

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-04-23 08:46


Editor’s Note:

As Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO said, "The power of books must be fully harnessed. We must ensure access to them so that all people find refuge in reading and can thus dream, learn and reflect." April 23 marks World Book and Copyright Day. Here are ten widely praised books which received unanimously high scores on Douban, a major review aggregator in China.

The Death of a Princess.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The Death of a Princess

The Death of a Princess is a work of legal history. The author elaborates on the classic case of Princess Lanling of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), who was beaten by her husband and suffered a miscarriage leading to her death, exploring important and profound legal and marital ethical issues such as domestic violence and the inferior status of women.

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