Books

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

The best bookshops in Shanghai
Books

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
Books

Shanghai's best literary groups

It's gonna be lit

Breaking the silence: author Peipei Qiu shares the stories of China's comfort women
Books

Breaking the silence: author Peipei Qiu shares the stories of China's comfort women

The author's pioneering study seeks justice and answers for Imperial Japan's Chinese sex slaves

Yan Lianke: China's 'most censored author'
Books

Yan Lianke: China's 'most censored author'

The author speaks about satire, amnesia and avoiding his fans

Author Alice Poon talks on her new book about China's forgotten empress
Books

Author Alice Poon talks on her new book about China's forgotten empress

The Green Phoenix brings Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang back to life

China's best books

The secret life of China's sex workers
Books

The secret life of China's sex workers

Lijia Zhang spent 12 years researching realities behind China's sex trade

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

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

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

China's best books

China's best books

Time Out's guide to the top China fiction and non-fiction books you need to read

Bookshops in Shanghai

Loading...
See more

Book features

Cao Wenxuan: 'There's nothing adults can face that children can't'
Books

Cao Wenxuan: 'There's nothing adults can face that children can't'

We meet the first Chinese author to win the Hans Christian Andersen award

Xiaolu Guo on her new book Once Upon a Time in the East
Books

Xiaolu Guo on her new book Once Upon a Time in the East

Transnational identity, women's rights and the '90s Beijing arts scene

A Perfect Crime by A Yi
Books

A Perfect Crime by A Yi

The policeman-turned-author talks about his first chilling crime novel