Hot Books for Rights Deal
Xi Jinping's Stories Of Party History
This select collection brings together more than 80 stories about the history of the Chinese Communist Party, as told by General Secretary Xi Jinping. It contains the tale of Party Member Zhang Renya's father, who protected a clutch of top-secret documents by hiding them inside a false cenotaph, alongside many more moving stories of the revolutionary leaders and martyrs who fought bravely to protect their motherland. Each story is presented in its historical context and replete with fascinating details. Through these stories, readers will appreciate the great efforts made by the Party to build the New China and further the development of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. The reputation of the compiler and editor of this title, acclaimed Party historian Ouyang Song, guarantees the veracity and authority of these stories.
Xi Jinping On Campus
This collection of twenty-five talks and lectures from December 1983 to July 2019 tells the story of Xi Jinping’s connection to college students throughout his career, from his early days in Zhengding and Xiamen, to later posts in Shanghai and finally the central government. It truthfully depicts the attention and concern he has always devoted to young people, college students in particular, and expresses in full his sense of historical duty, popular empathy, and far-ranging vision. Retold by eyewitnesses, these talks and lectures bring readers a vivid picture of Xi Jinping’s high esteem for talented youth, and the deep importance he attaches to higher education. Xi Jinping excels at communicating with young people, using vivid storytelling and lively language to unlock the life lessons contained within his own experience and help them progress in the right direction.
Dual Circulation: An Introduction
Thirteen experts from the China Academy of Social Sciences, led by Cai Fang, head of the CASS think-tank, explain China’s new development paradigm in the coming decade, and provide clear-sighted, prescient solutions to issues close to people’s hearts, including aging, income distribution, and consumption. By focusing on key real-world challenges to China’s economy, including income redistribution, employment, consumerism, and institutional liberalization, these essays demonstrate the efficacy of the dual circulation strategy in addressing contemporary problems faced by real people.
Decoding a New Era of Chinese Governance
Adopting multiple points of view including theory, policy, institutions, culture, and Party building, this book provides a deep and systematic explication of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Chinese governance, elucidating the particularities of the Chinese Communist Party’s approach and the strengths of China’s national governmental system. Written by Bao Xinjian, a well-known scholar of political science, this book emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, clear description, incisive insight. It is an encyclopedia deciphering of Chinese Communist Party’s governing principles.
The Modernization of Governance in China
As Socialism with Chinese Characteristics enters a new era, and as the nature of national governance evolves, there is both a need and a duty to accelerate the modernization of China’s governance. In an era of new spaces and new paradigms, this title analyzes China’s potential challenges with regard to its effort for modernization. Specifically, this title discusses the historical evolvement of philosophy and strategies of governance of CPC, and the new challenges that must be addressed during its course of modernization in order to ensure the modern standard of its governance.
Hi, I am China II
In the past century, China has gone from a country without a single electric light to providing universal access to electricity for a population of 1.4 billion; from a nation without a single steam engine to one crisscrossed by rails and roads. This revolutionary transformation, taking place against the backdrop of an ever-changing natural world, occurred in step with the growth of its people. Filled with original photography and heart-warming textual descriptions, the sequel to This Is China showcases China’s most noteworthy locations and natural scenery, providing readers with not only a feast for the eyes, but also a deeper appreciation of the natural world and the wonders of nature amid a full overview of China’s natural, national, and human beauty.
A New Beginning: An Illustrated History of the Party’s First Century
This easy-to-read history of the Chinese Communist Party employs hand-drawn cartoons to tell the thrilling tale of the Party’s origins and glorious journey. Covering key events between 1919 and 1927 – such as the May Fourth Movement, the foundation of the Party, the first Kuomintang-Communist party cooperation, the May Thirtieth Movement, the Revolution between 1924 and 1927, the Northern Expedition, and so on. It provides a full picture of the Party’s earliest years. Party historian Chen Jin’s comprehensive historical outline is transformed into illustrations and text by the superstar team of best-selling illustrator Chen Lei, whose WeChat account of popular science has earned him tens of millions of followers. This perfect pairing ensures both accuracy and readability, presenting history in a fun, easy-to-read format that appeals to young readers.
Seeing the World 2: Challenges and Choices in a Century of Change
Fu Ying, former Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, offers us her third collection of essays, in which she answers many of international concerns and doubts regarding China, and provides a Chinese perspective on international issues. Speaking on global trends in international relations, the renowned expert and founder of the Center for International Strategy and Security at Tsinghua University delivers her insight on the developmental direction of the world order in a post-pandemic era.
Challenge, Grit, and Stamina: The Tale of China’s Economy
As the world economy becomes increasingly unpredictable and we face a series of new challenges such as pandemic, etc, Professor Lin Yifu presents an in-depth reading of the key issues of China’s current economic development. He addresses a series of questions: How can China continue to maintain its advantages? How should China join in and lead the “new industrial revolution”? What do we need to know about dual circulation and the new development paradigm? How can structural economic transition boost high-quality development everywhere in the coming years? Author Lin Yifu is a renowned economist, and professor at Peking University’s National School of Development.
Understanding Carbon Neutrality: China’s Road to Low-Carbon Development, 2020–2050
This book, a major collaborative effort by more than 120 experts from 24 institutions and organizations including Tsinghua University’s Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Development and Reform Commission, the National Energy Administration, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and more, plots a pathbreaking route for the next thirty years of China’s low-carbon development strategies, technologies and policies. It offers practical solutions for low-carbon development across all industries, and paints a detailed picture of China’s low-carbon future. Taking a broad view of developmental trends and demands encompassing society, economy, policy, energy, etc, it puts forth recommendations for the next thirty years of China’s low-carbon development strategies, technologies and policies. Aimed at providing practical solutions for low-carbon development across all industries, this book paints a complete picture of the next 30-year prospects for China’s carbon neutrality.
Eradicating Poverty: China’s Promise
Using easy-to-understand language and illustrative examples, this book systematically introduces China’s plan for development-oriented poverty reduction, the grandest poverty alleviation in human history, and lays out the prospects for China’s work of development-oriented poverty reduction from 2020 onwards. Beginning with an overview of poverty problem around the world, it moves on to describe China’s practice of poverty reduction, poverty line standard, and poverty reduction goals, foregrounding the country’s major successes and analyzing the causes behind them. It continues with a summary of the ways in which China’s experiences might be of value to the world at large, and then an in-depth analysis of the development-oriented poverty relief strategies adopted by China following its eradication of the root causes of poverty in 2020. It highlights the practical approaches and policies used to address these root causes as a reference for effectively combining rural-revival strategies with proven poverty-reduction measures.
这部长篇历史纪实文学讲述了美国医学博士马海德（Shafick George Hatem）1933年来到中国，投身到土地革命、抗日战争、解放战争等不同时期的中国革命中，将其主要精力投入到公共卫生和控制梅毒、麻风病等疫病的事业的亲身经历。书中以真实生动的故事和近180幅图片的形式，描绘了马海德颇具传奇色彩的一生。
The Doctor from Buffalo, New York
This long-form work of reportage tells the story of Shafick George Hatem (known as Ma Haide in Chinese), an American medical doctor who moved to China in 1933, and eventually participated in many revolutionary movements including the Agrarian Revolutionary War, the Anti-Japanese War and the Chinese Revolution. He used his professional efforts to improve public health, and to combate venereal disease and leprosy. Combining fast-paced storytelling with nearly 180 historical photographs, this title brings Dr Hatem’s legendary experiences to life.
The End of Poverty
This book tells the story of how one village was raised out of dire poverty and provides a detailed account of China's massive campaign to eradicate absolute poverty in its rural areas. The author, Li Xiaoyun, is a distinguished professor at China Agricultural University and an internationally-renowned expert in poverty reduction, who also works as a senior adviser to the World Bank and UN. In 2001 he developed new poverty-alleviation methods targeted at the village level, which have since been adopted as the basis for poverty-relief strategies for the 21st century. In 2015, after relocating to the impoverished Yao minority village of Hebian in southern Yunnan province, he combined rural poverty-relief policies with compound industrial development. This new approach had brought Hebian out of poverty by 2018 and is now viewed as a microcosm of the whole national campaign. The central narrative of the book is supported by ample additional case studies from China and abroad. Apart from emphasizing the importance of poverty eradication, it provides a new line of thinking for other developing countries in terms of improving people’s livelihood in rural societies.
Opening up in the New Era China and World
The world is experiencing radical changes. Unilateralism and protectionism have fueled a surge of anti-globalization, and the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the instability and uncertainty of the world economy. The international community, now at a crossroads, must choose between multilateralism and unilateralism, between openness and isolation, and between cooperation and confrontation. In the new era, China remains committed to deepening all-round reform and opening-up and will continue to promote an open global economy characterized by win-win cooperation and shared governance. This book offers a specialized interpretation of China’s opening-up policy, and the trends of the Chinese economy and the world economy.
The China’s Path and the Pursuit of High-Quality Economic Development
Edited by the eminent economist Li Yining, this essential work of economic analysis is divided into two sections: theory and practice. The twelve chapters of the theory section explore the question of high-quality development from the macrocosmic and policy-making view of economic policy. The thirteen chapters of the practice section concentrate on the relevant questions and issues that arose during the practical application of high-quality development policies in specific industries and regions.
China by its Own Accounts
This book is composed of a series of stories centered around real-life account books. It narrates the 70 years since the establishment of the New China through the economic history of account books. Materials range from tallies of the prices of essentials like rice, oil and salt to receipts for food and clothing, travel and entertainment, to accounting of workers’ salaries, house purchases, doctor’s visits, school tuition, pensions and retirements and more. By examining these various expenditures, we can acquire a sense of the larger story of national development, the logic of reformation, and the marks of governmental policy. These tiny details make up a grand narrative that records the 70 years of the Chinese people’s striving for a better life, of the country’s increase in strength and prosperity, and of the Chinese nation’s grand march toward a cultural and economic renaissance.
The History as A Mirror and The Rise and Fall Of a Country
Through decades of dedicated research on the historical classic A Mirror for the Wise Ruler, professor Zhang Guogang produced this insightful study of twenty key historical moments (starting from ancient China) to explore the questions of personal cultivation, political gain and loss, and the rise and fall of ancient Chinese empires. Taking both Chinese and Western culture into account, as well as the development of historiography through the ages, this title presents stories of the past in a vibrant and readable fashion. Its scope begins with the birth of the three kingdoms during the Spring and Autumn period, and ends with the fall of the Tang dynasty. In addition to his fidelity to the historical events and characters, professor Zhang Guogang demonstrates an unparalleled analytical depth and consistently engaging style which make this title a modern classic of historical interpretation. Zhang is a professor of History at Tsinghua University, School of Humanities, where he conducts researches on ancient China and the history of cultural interactions between China and the West.
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The Liangzhu Civilization Series
This series presents a complete overview of several generations of archaeological research on the Liangzhu civilization, which was active in the Qiantang River area between 3300 and 2300 B.C.. After providing the context from which the Liangzhu civilization emerged, the series details the social structure of the Liangzhu people, including the various mid-sized settlements and ancient cities. Particular emphasis is given on the social, political and religious significance of the jade wares of which the Liangzhu civilization is best known today. In 2019, the “Ruins of Liangzhu City” were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marking it the first international acknowledgement of China’s 5000 years of recorded history.
The Origins of the DNA of the Chinese Culture
Rooted in research on prehistoric archaeology, this collection of scholarly essays – all which have attracted great attention of the media and the public – explores the unbroken threads that run through China’s several thousand years of civilization. Through discussions on phenomena such as the “alcoholic archaeologist”, prehistoric Chinese cultural DNA, and cultural modernity, this book explores the roots of contemporary Chinese cultural issues from a standpoint that challenges the “clash of civilizations” theory. The author, Chen Shengqian, is a professor of archaeology at Department of History in Renmin University.
China in 70 Cultural Relics
Drawn from the collection of the Shanghai Museum and selected with an eye to popular interests, this collection of 70 historical objects would draw reader closer to the long and broad sweep of China’s material history and culture. From artistic masterpieces to everyday articles, these objects represent a variety of different times and places. An analysis of their uses and origins will provide a multi-faceted perspective on China’s history as seen through its material culture.
Chinese Craftsmen in Classics
China enjoys an uninterrupted civilization that spans over five millenniums and harbours infinite creativity. Chinese cultural classics record many stories about China’s manufacturing culture and its artisans. This book presents in a systematic fashion the scientific and technological developments in those classics. In this way, the book traces the origins of the various invention records and craftsman legends, interprets them with wit, and recounts them in vivid and interesting scenarios that resemble popular science stories. While allowing its readers to proudly enjoy China’s scientific and technological developments over five millenniums in a vivid classical cultural context, and through labor narratives, this book popularizes the scientific and technological achievements of traditional China. As such, the book may be seen as a form of the inheritance of China’s craftsman spirit.
Carbon Neutrality: The Effect of Global Warming on Fashion Trends
From clothes to television, from life sciences to artificial intelligence, from tiny southern villages to the Tibetan Plateau, from the desert to the stars, from the world’s billionaires to the youths of China…, this book is composed of “Thirty-Six Pieces” -- popular stories which are intricately connected to the rise of global warming. These stories are categorized in terms of lifestyle, environment, space, finances, innovation, arts and culture, philosophy, college life and more. Whether you’re attempting to upgrade your enterprise, planning your own professional career, or simply wishing to learn about the change of times, this book will provide entertainment and inspiration.
The Warmth of Medical Science
This collection of writings by the distinguished scholar of pathology, biology and pharmaceuticals Han Qide explores the theme of “the warmth of medical science”. It features Han’s humanistic meditation on the nature of medical science, medical history, narrative medicine, as well as the precision medicine (or personalized medical treatment). The collection also provides unique points of view on cancer, infectious disease, traditional Chinese medicine, and death. He challenges conventional beliefs – such as the belief that cancer is best discovered early and treated early – and re-examines the merits of the current full-speed development of modern medical technology, whilst reminding us the roots of the profession such as the principle of giving priority to the needs of patients.
Six Hundred Year of Building Forbidden City
This book explores the history and artistry behind the construction of the Forbidden City – including its maintenance and major renovations over the years – by taking us on a journey that begins with the origins of the Forbidden City in the Yuan and Ming dynasty. In demonstrating the artistry that went into the exterior structures and interior decoration, layout, and use of space, we come to appreciate the massive undertaking that is the long-term maintenance and annual renovation of this vast and precious palace complex. The author of this book, Jin Hongkui, is a scholar of ancient architecture and the former vice-head of the Forbidden City. This book is written to commemorate the 600th anniversary since the construction of the Forbidden City in 1420, and to help readers appreciate its rich history.
Six Centuries: The Forbidden City
This book provides a survey of the history behind the construction of the Forbidden City since over 600 years ago. The survey is organized according to four historical periods: the Ming dynasty, Qing dynasty, Republican China, and New China. These periods start from the Ming Yongle Emperor’s eighteen-year reign and end in the year of 2020. In this book, the eminent historian Yan Chongnian restores to life the transformations and the complex history of the Forbidden Palace. By telling the stories contained in its walls, Yan reveals intriguing secrets behind the palace’s construction and unlocks the mysteries of its treasures. More than one hundred sites in the Forbidden City are presented in the book with the help of more than 200 carefully-selected historical photographs alongside detailed description of thirty key artifacts and more than 500 historical figures, whose changing fates and fortunes reflect the rise and fall of the past dynasties.
The Interpretation of Dunhuang Art
This collection of ten essays, which explore the artistry of Dunhuang cave murals, distills the research of the author Zhao Shengliang, the head of the Dunhuang Research Academy. This collection is indispensable to readers who are interested in understanding and appreciating this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The essays touch on a variety of impressive aspects of Dunhuang art, including the artistic value of the murals and their significance to the history of Chinese art; common misinterpretations of the murals; their role in China’s cultural exchange with India and central Asia; their connection to the culture of the Tang dynasty, particularly its painters; Dunhuang printmaking and related issues; and the role of the murals in adjudicating the authenticity of other art forms of the time.
The Great Cultural Master Qi Gong
The renowned scholar Qi Gong was an expert in Chinese culture: He is a deeply learned scholar and an eminent artist in multiple art fields including calligraphy, painting, poetry, and the appraisal of cultural artifacts. This book is interspersed with images of his calligraphy and paintings, and provides an account of his life experiences, his achievements, and his rare artistic genius.
Rongbaozhai Painting Album Series
This series of art books records the evolving history of Chinese painting and its various schools. Edited and published by Rongbaozhai, a renowned art publisher, it is a treasury of potential future developments, stories, and of the limitless space left by those various schools. A favorite of both artists and art-lovers in China and abroad, this collection connects readers to the styles of famous painters through the ages, hence promoting education and study. From the earliest conception of the series in 1962, the publication of the first volume in 1979, to over 200 volumes in print at present, this series is a priceless resource for lovers and practitioners of Chinese art.
这套丛书共10卷，堪称中国丝绸的“百科全书”。书中精选全世界各文博机构丝绸 文物，结集全国专业学者团队编写。每卷著作全面、系统、科学地整理和研究自汉代至20世纪初中国历代丝绸的艺术发展，叙述当时丝绸图案的艺术风格及背后的文化内涵，以及政治、经济、文化、时尚和域外艺术对丝绸发展的影响。作者 赵丰为中国丝绸博物馆馆长。
The Art of Chinese Silk Through the Ages
This series, which is composed of ten volumes, can arguably serve as an encyclopedia for the developmental history of Chinese silk art. The series features silk artifacts from art museums around the world, which are selected by an editorial team of experts from China in order to provide a complete and systematic overview of the development of silk art from the Han dynasty to the 20th century. In its study of each of the historical period, this book identifies the silk patterns that are characteristically associated with that particular period, whilst providing detailed commentary on the significance of silk to contemporary culture, politics, economics, fashion, and other art forms. The principal author, Zhao Feng, is the head of the China Silk Museum.
潮绣是发源并流行于广东潮汕地区的一种传统手工技艺，是岭南文化的重要组成部分。潮绣与众多的工艺美术品类，如金漆木雕、石雕、漆画等都形成了造型夸张变形、色彩瑰丽璀璨、文化寓意深刻的装饰艺术特色。此绘本以传统潮绣中的 “垫高钉金绣”为研究对象，对其艺术语言进行解读与提炼，用笔代针，以墨代线， 勾绘脍炙人口的潮州民间故事，夸张浪漫地再现岭南传统文化的瑰丽与精彩。
A Fairy Tale about Traditional Chaozhou Embroidery
Chaozhou embroidery is a traditional craft which originated in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong and has become an important component of the culture of Lingnan (that is, the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi). Much like other art and craft forms—for example, gilt woodcarving, stone carving, and lacquer carving – Chaozhou embroidery developed into a decorative art that is characterized by wild and distorted shapes, resplendent colors, and rich cultural references. Centering on the technique of “golden needle relief embroidery”, this volume equips its readers with a complete background on the technical terms of this art form by telling rollicking tales of Chaozhou folk culture. Through the volume’s romantic presentation, the culture of Lingnan comes to life brilliantly.
Strong Contrast: The Face Painting of Cantonese Opera in Photographs
This collection of 108 photographs presents the essence of the face-painting art of Cantonese opera. Selected according to the recollections of seasoned opera performers, these images represent the most iconic visual elements of Cantonese opera, and also exemplify pure photographic beauty. In order to better inform the reader, the photographs are accompanied by hand-drawn diagrams of their basic patterns and by textual explanations of their origins and significance. This document is more than a simple photo book – it is a document of great cultural and historical depth.
Harmonious Weather: The Chinese Zodiac
This book introduces students from any cultural background to the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, by drawing on traditional culture, education, calligraphy, images, and text. It invents two fictive characters, the Chinese girl Nini and the American boy Jerry, who tell us the origins of the twelve animals. Meanwhile, we learn about the Chinese characters representing the animals and the twelve Earthly Branches through cartoons, calligraphy and natural science. Thus, this book provides an engaging primer on the roots of Chinese culture.
The Way of Tea: From a Tea-Drinker to a Tea-Connoisseur
Written by tea experts, this volume will teach you not only about the culture and history of Chinese tea, but also how to drink it. It addresses topics such as how to choose from a variety of tea leaves, how to brew and taste tea, and the ins and outs of tea sets and accoutrements. With the help of more than 600 large-format and high-resolution photographs, our experts will teach you everything you need to know: what to look for in coloration of tea soup, how to select good tea, methods of steeping, and how to appreciate the taste of tea. Whether it’s green, black, or pu’er and whether it’s the culture, the history, or the taste, this book will satisfy your thirst for tea.
In This Life
This novel traces the story of a young man named Zhou from a northern provincial capital, focusing on his changing fortunes from the 1970s through the Chinese Economic Reform to the present day. In so doing, the novel provides a multi-faceted account of the vast transformations that has occurred in Chinese society, and multiple perspectives for understanding the tribulations that are faced by the common people. As it employs literary forms to depict people’s struggles for a better life and the history of social progress, this novel is truly a commemoration of the “fifty-year history of the Chinese common people”. The recent television adaptation of this novel has taken the Chinese audience by storm and, additionally, redoubled the public’s interest in the original novel.
The Place of Dwelling
This is the latest novel by “New Shanghai School” powerhouse Teng Xiaolan. The novel communicates Teng’s deep insights into the lives of Shanghainese natives, including both the older generation who have struggled for a lifetime just so they could eventually return to Shanghai, and the up-and-coming younger generation who dread nothing more than failure and invisibility. Particularly, the novel tells a story about three siblings of the Gu family, and the sorrows and joys that are associated with their ownership of a house in Shanghai. They yearn for a materially richer life while also doing their utmost to find a dwelling for their souls.
This book represents the author Feng Jicai’s homage to Romain Rolland’s novel Jean-Christophe, and to idealism in general. China in the 1960s was a time in dire shortage of both material and spiritual sources. In this period, Feng depicts a handful of young artists who embarked quietly upon their creative careers. They were led – as their age was led – by a pure passion for artistic exploration. However, as commercialization rose to the fore in society, spiritual and artistic passion was choked by the ashes of the mundane. As the artists were drawn into the maelstrom of life, how can they maintain their ideals and utilize their talents? How would they balance between life and art? The author has incorporated elements from his own life experiences and reflections, and projected them onto the fates of his characters. It could be said that the author has himself walked on this road, to have been a part of this aesthetic journey.
My Heart Belongs to Dunhuang: An Autobiolography
This winner of the 2019 “Best China Books” award uses a direct and plain language to tell the story of Fan Jinshi (known as the “daughter of Dunhuang”), who strived to earn a place at Peking University and, later, a place in the desert. This book touches on the incomparable beauty of the art of Dunhuang by expressing the profoundly moving “Mogao Spirit”. As well, this book collects the sincere and edifying letters that Fan Jinshi wrote in later years to the new students entering Peking University. Her perseverance has allowed us to appreciate the beauty, meaning, and value of the art of the Dunhuang grottos, as well as the urgency to protect and preserve cultural artifacts. Accordingly, she has inspired countless people to uphold the “Mogao Spirit,” to “watch over the desert, make willing contributions, bravely accept burdens, and step boldly forward against life’s challenges”.
During the Anti-Japanese War, a chance opportunity led an ordinary photographer to become a secret agent on the frontlines of the war. Packed with suspense and plot twists, this novel depicts the desperate and discreet struggle among multiple powers during the war. After witnessing the death of his mentor, the secret agent for the Chinese Communist Party, Chen Kailai, trapped at the hands of the Japanese, finally fled to the treacherous, war-torn Shanghai with secret information in possession. He became embroiled in a complex assassination plot by the BIS, the Chinese military intelligence agency. Subsequently, he found a position as the official photographer for Su Men, a high-level official in the puppet Manchukuo government. During his occupation of this position, he acquainted with Zhao Qian, Su Men’s ex-boyfriend and a BIS agent among many others. From one mission leading to another, Chen Kailai uncovered many shocking secrets and gradually came near the heart of it all: the underground Communist Party’s “Awakening Plan”. As the contest over the Bund intensified and dangers sprung up all around, it became almost impossible to uncover the truth…
The Melody of Happiness: Tibet’s Rise from Poverty
These moving stories of common people, told in direct and unadorned language, combine literary artistry with a realist style. The carefully-chosen, deftly-edited stories form a collection that is engaging and moving, well-paced and to-the-point, using typical cases to tell contemporary stories of life in China.
A Night in Neihe
Fascinated by the atrocious crime that took place in Hangzhou in late 1991 and claimed 42 lives, the author Huang Rong travelled through twenty cities in five provinces to interview over 300 people in hopes of uncovering the story behind the crime. It is a story about a police and a criminal, about perseverance and redemption, and about the paradoxical tensions within our humanity. The film adaptation rights of this book has already been sold.
小说以一桩儿童失踪案为发端，讲述一位退休老警察在责任感和正义心的驱使下， 坚持追踪案件直至水落石出的曲折故事。热心、善良、正直的人们在找回失踪儿童的同时，也找回了久远的民俗文化和民族传统。太阳在这片土地上转身，人们的生活也在发生着天翻地覆的变化。作家范稳将目光聚焦于当下的时代和生活， 将哀婉动人且不乏昂扬斗志的脱贫攻坚史诗娓娓道来。
As the Sun Shifts
Following a case of child disappearance, a retired police officer was driven by a sense of duty and justice to pursue the truth. As upstanding and good-hearted people attempted to find the missing child, they also rediscovered their long-forgotten popular culture and folk traditions. As the sun constantly turns over this patch of land, their lives are likewise turned upside down. Through contemplating the contemporary way of life, the author Fan Wen tells with poetic grace mournful yet stirring tales of how people escape from poverty.
The Troupe of Anhui Opera
The story is set in a period following the successful international performance of Farewell My Concubine by the Peking Opera giant Shang Chunhua, and of Notre Dame, which is an exploratory opera sung by the famous female lead Shi Yiling. The novel tells the story of an Anhui opera troupe which ventured to Beijing, and of the birth of Peking opera. On the occasion of the 55th year of the Qianlong Emperor’s reign, Yu Laosi and Gao Langting lead the Sanqing troupe to Peking to participate in the celebrations. Gao Langting exemplifies the high moral character of the Anhui opera performers, who are known for their “onstage art, offstage heart”. The story brings to life the grand scene of four great Anhui troupes meeting in Peking, and the challenging course of their self-transformation into what is later known as Peking opera.
Set in the twenty years before and after 1949 and the establishment of the new China, this historical epic recounts the shifting fortunes of the Hang clan, one of the giants of the tea-production world. Amid the smoke and fire of civil war, China's tea trade had fallen to a historic low. The Hang family -- producers of the prince of teas, China's world-famous longjing or "Dragon Well" -- overcome untold dangers and difficulties to revive tea production and trade, even distributing their products abroad. Originating in China, tea is both an ambassador of China's ancient culture, and an embodiment of the elegance and depth of the traditional Chinese character. The author is a professor at Zhejiang A&F University, a leading scholar of tea culture, and winner of the Maodun Literature Prize. Through this rich exploration of national and family history, readers will gain a new appreciation of the poignant, moving aspects of the tea trade.
Dunhuang on the Silk Road: A Child’s Picture Book of History
This series of four illustrated picture books was produced with the approval of the Dunhuang Research Academy. Based on the themes of history, art, life, and the silk road, these books bring young readers into the dazzling world of Dunhuang culture. Together with the main character Dundun, you can witness Dunhuang’s history as it transpires over a thousand years; you can stand before eye-catching murals, visit the homes of ancient Dunhuang people, and chat with traders from all over the world; You can even meet many famous people that appeared in Dunhuang’s history and join them on an incredible journey! The images in the book come from the high-resolution mural photos collected by Dunhuang Research Academy. When young readers finally get to visit Dunhuang themselves, they will already have so many Dunhuang stories of their own! This book is suitable for readers between 6 and 12.
Little Sue and I
Through a young girl’s eyes, this story presents the richly textured social life in the city of Wuhan during the pandemic. Although things were a little tense between the ninth-grader, Yang Ruoxi, and her overbearing mother, a head nurse, Ruoxi enjoyed a happy life thanks to her grandmother’s love, her father’s understanding, and the companionship of her bestie, Little Sue. Ruoxi and Little Sue intended to earn admission into the same competitive high school, and dreamed to start an art studio together one day. The sudden eruption of the pandemic changed everything: Ruoxi’s grandmother was infected and passed away, and shortly afterwards Little Sue’s family were also infected. Fortunately, thanks to the heroic efforts of the doctors and nurses, as well as Ruoxi’s encouragement, Little Sue was reborn from despair and adopted with a new vision on life…
The Boy who Rode the Waves
This children’s novel presents a contemporary naval adventure. The story begins with the ten-year-old boy Qin Haixin, who was born with a fear for the sea. His father who was in the navy, however, demands that he undergo rigorous training in the navy. Haixin was miserably afraid. Thankfully, with his father’s increasing understanding, the support from other sailors, and the encouragement by his classmates and friends, Haixin gradually developed a sense of belonging in the navy, and began to appreciate the greatness of the naval soldiers in his father’s generation. Through one nail-biting sailing race after another, the children of navy soldiers grew up and became winners not only on the water, but also in life.
本书从现代社会一个小女孩儿的视角切入，一天晚上，一个女孩儿做了一个梦。 在梦中，她梦到了花木兰。小女孩儿给我们讲述了她看到的花木兰的故事?；纠嫉募胰?、花木兰的喜好、花木兰热爱生活陪伴家人，花木兰代替父亲去从军，花木兰机智勇敢地战胜敌人；花木兰和自己的战友结下了深厚的友谊；看到木兰受伤，又自己慢慢疗伤……战争结束了，小女孩儿陪着木兰迫不及待地回到家中。 花木兰恢复女装，过起了平静的生活，在安定而幸福的日子里，木兰养花、织布，打扮得美丽动人，和家人共度好时光。
I am Mulan
The story is narrated from the perspective of a young girl in our contemporary society. One night, the girl had a dream in which she met Hua Mulan. The girl then proceeded to tell the stories of all the things that she had seen Mulan do, which include details of Mulan’s family, the things Mulan liked and disliked, her love of life and companionship, the ways in which she took her father’s place, went to war, and courageously defeated her enemies. The girl also dreamed of seeing Mulan wounded and slowly recovering from it… After the war, the girl joyously accompanied Mulan to return to home, where Mulan resumed her woman’s dress and her quiet way of life. She passed her days of tranquility planting flowers, weaving cloth, dressing beautifully, and spending quality time with her family.
本书讲述了一个动人的亲情故事：爷爷和奶奶住在一个小山村里，俩人辛苦了一辈子，老了终于能够闲下来陪伴彼此。但不久，爷爷生病去世，留下奶奶一人独居。她的儿子在城里成家、打工，很少回来。而春节，就成了一家人难得团聚的 机会。奶奶日思夜想，盼着除夕夜一家人能团聚。为了这一天，奶奶忙里忙外地 准备，但儿子一直没给准信儿，奶奶的心愿能实现吗？绘本以一位独居老人的所思所想，描画了老一辈人爱的模样。这种朴素而平凡的爱，正是我们人生中重要的营养。
Granny’s New Year’s Eve
This moving family story is about a granny and a grandpa living in a little mountain village. After a lifetime of hard work, the two old folks are finally able to rest and keep each other’s company. But soon the grandpa falls ill and passes away, leaving the granny alone in the world. The granny’s son has a family and a job in the city, and does not come home often. The new year and the Spring Festival are the family’s only opportunity for a reunion. Granny longs for the New Year’s Eve, which would allow her to see everyone again. She begins busying herself with preparations far in advance, but her son has made no solid plans. Will her wish come true? This illustrated book reveals the thoughts of an old person living alone, and teaches us what love means for the generation before us. Such a love is simple, direct, yet also indispensable to our lives.
The 24 Solar Terms
The system of the Twenty-four Solar Terms is a product of the ancient Chinese people’s observations and analyses of the natural world. It represents the great wisdom and creativity of our ancestors, and provides a vantage point for understanding Chinese traditional culture. Organized according to the four seasons, this book provides a complete explanation of each solar term with illustrations that bring additional entertainment and dimensionality to its presentation. This lively introduction will help children attain a full appreciation of the origins of the solar terms, and how the change of time throughout the year is reflected in everything including agricultural scenes, sky& weather, and the plants & animals.
The Food in Our Plates
Set in the Yuanyang rice terraces of Yunnan Province (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), this story presents China’s traditional way of agriculture which is based on rice-paddy, and the farming culture of the local ethnic minorities. As machines gradually replaces manual labor, it is important for those who live in modern society to understand our past, for children to know where the food in their plates come from, and for all of us to value the hard work of farmers.
孤独的男孩童童交了一个蚂蚁朋友，是一位蚁后。蚁后总想念自己的妈妈，直到 她遇到了一位老爷爷。老爷爷告诉蚁后，其实妈妈从来没有真正离开过她，只要 她用心去感受。蚁后还有一位蝉蛹朋友。干旱的季节，它天天为蚁后和孩子们提 供水分和蜜露；它特别信任蚁后，把自己随身携带的神奇袋子托付给蚁后。随着 和蚁后的交往，童童内心越来越强大，不再孤单。作品演绎了一部海棠树下蚂蚁、 蝉和人的生命咏叹曲。作品引领读者感悟爱，感悟生命。本书适合9~12岁少年儿童阅读。
My Dear Queen Ant
A lonely young boy named Tongtong makes friend with an ant, and this friend is not just any ant – she is an ant queen! The ant queen always misses her mother, until one day she meets an old grandfather who tells her that her mother is actually always with her. All she needs to do is to close her eyes and think of her mother. The ant queen also has a cicada friend. In the dry season, the cicada would provide water and nectar for children and the ant queen. The cicada has absolute trust in the ant queen, and gives its mysterious satchel in her care. Tongtong’s friendship with the ant queen teaches him to be courageous and open-hearted, and this friendship eventually dispels his loneliness. In sum, this book tells a story of an ant, a cicada and a child living together under a crabapple tree, in a way that affirms the beauty and wonder of life. The book is suitable for readers between 9 and 12.
The Diary of a Young Elephant
This story is based on the recent real event in which a herd of Asian elephants traveled across most of Yunnan Province. In the book, this event narrated in the form of a diary that is written by a young elephant who is following the footsteps of his grandmother, mother and aunt as they go lumbering north. This family journey is filled with joy, warmth, and challenges. As their migratory endeavor continues, the family of the little elephant longs for home more and more. Eventually, they turned south again. This is the first children’s book in China that tells the story of the Yunnan herd. The narration is accompanied by educational facts about the lives of Asian elephants, and is a joint work by an author of popular science and a front-line elephant conservation team. This book is suitable for readers between 10 and 16.