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Your guide to Shanghai book talks, literary events and the best books on China

Interview: Lina Getachew Ayenew talks complexity, change and China-Africa relations
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Interview: Lina Getachew Ayenew talks complexity, change and China-Africa relations

Everything you wanted to know about these two global giants in one book

This year's Shanghai International Literary Festival lineup on their desert island books
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This year's Shanghai International Literary Festival lineup on their desert island books

If you had to live alone on a desert island with one book, what would it be?

The best bookshops in Shanghai
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The best bookshops in Shanghai

From English-language bestsellers to Chinese literature in translation, here's where to find your next favourite novel

Shanghai's best literary groups
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Shanghai's best literary groups

It's gonna be lit

Author interviews

Interview: journalist Melinda Liu on her first foray into film with Doolittle Raiders: A China Story
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Interview: journalist Melinda Liu on her first foray into film with Doolittle Raiders: A China Story

The award-winning foreign correspondent heads to Shanghai to discuss her documentary short at the Shanghai International Literary Festival

Interview: botanist Peter Crane on conservation and 'committing ourselves to do the work'
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Interview: botanist Peter Crane on conservation and 'committing ourselves to do the work'

The renowned palaeobotanist is set to discuss his book Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot at the Shanghai International Literary Festival

Interview: crime writer Qiu Xiaolong on his relationship with his most famous character
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Interview: crime writer Qiu Xiaolong on his relationship with his most famous character

The renowned Shanghai-born, Missouri-based novelist swings through for the International Literary Festival

Interview: author Graeme Sheppard on reopening Pamela Werner's 1930s murder
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Interview: author Graeme Sheppard on reopening Pamela Werner's 1930s murder

The retired police officer sheds new light on the brutal unsolved crime

Interview: Leta Hong Fincher talks social inequality and the growing feminist movement
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Interview: Leta Hong Fincher talks social inequality and the growing feminist movement

In the midst of a period of global turbulence for women's rights, the bestselling author and leading commentator on feminism in China unleashes her much-anticipated new book

Interview: Paul French talks drugs, blackmail and brothels in 1930s Shanghai
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Interview: Paul French talks drugs, blackmail and brothels in 1930s Shanghai

The award-winning author's latest book City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir throws readers into the chaotic world of Shanghai's scandalous International Settlement

China's best books

A cheat's guide to China's four great classic novels
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A cheat's guide to China's four great classic novels

An essential guide to the Chinese classic books you need to know

The best books on women in China
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The best books on women in China

Celebrate International Women's Day with one of these top reads

The essential International Women's Day reading list for all ages
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The essential International Women's Day reading list for all ages

Eight excellent books for March 8 that celebrate, honour and support women all over the world

Bookshops in Shanghai

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