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  • Monkey finds the road to redemption

    2011-04-01 19:12

    Monkey, or Journey to the West, is a fictional account of the legendary pilgrimage of Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) monk Xuanzang to India, to obtain Buddhist scriptures.

  • Book Briefs

    2011-04-01 11:47

    In the novel My Life (Beijing Jiban Book), author Jiang Hanyu recounts his near three decades as a Chinese-American migrant who has tasted the sweet and bitter experiences familiar to most migrants.

  • On the road less traveled

    2011-04-01 11:32

    Peter Hessler says his latest offering Country Driving, while a travel book, is also 'sociology, anthropology and journalism'.

  • Brilliance: A Dream of Red Mansions

    2011-03-30 19:09

    "A Dream of Red Mansions" By Tsaoh Hseuh-Chin Translated by Yang Hsien-Yi and Gladys Yang Illustrated by Tai-Tun Pang Foreign Language Press, Beijing, 1978 (originally written in 18th Century) 3 Volumes 1,886 pages

  • Leaping from printed page to silver screen

    2011-03-30 18:34

    The Shaw Brothers' kungfu extravaganza concentrates on the Liangshan Mountain heroes' rescue attempt of the "Jade Dragon" Lu Junyi.

  • Monkey finds the road to redemption

    2011-03-30 18:28

    Monkey, or Journey to the West, is a fictional account of the legendary pilgrimage of Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) monk Xuanzang to India, to obtain Buddhist scriptures.

  • Merry band of brothers

    2011-03-30 18:28

    Also known as All Men Are Brothers, Outlaws of the Marsh tells why and how 108 men and women, coming from different backgrounds, banded together on Liangshan Mountain, became leaders of an outlaw army.

  • Completing the dream

    2011-03-30 18:27

    An army of scholars has attempted to bring the destinies of the characters in Cao Xueqin's mid-18th century novel A Dream of Red Mansions, to a closure. Beijing-based Liu Xinwu is the latest to join the chorus. Mei Jia reports.

  • The game plan

    2011-03-30 13:38

    The son of a celebrity writer, known as the 'king of fairy tales', is determined to keep his father's legacy alive.

  • What's all the fuss about the 4,000 yuan cookbook?

    2011-03-28 16:07

    A new widely anticipated six-volume cookbook with 1,500 recipes and a $625 (RMB4,100) price tag has won rave reviews but also a dose of skepticism.

  • Michelle Obama to write book about White House garden

    2011-03-21 11:21

    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will write a book about the kitchen garden she started at the White House and her efforts to promote healthy eating.

  • The future is now

    2011-03-18 10:48

    The country's rapid modernization is the stuff of fiction. One sci-fi writer is chronicling its most dynamic dimensions.

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