• Fiction
      March 2010

      Our Hearts Are So Stubborn

      by YE Zhaoyan

      Our Hearts Are So Stubborn is a novel about a generation of educated youths. Their lives have been realistically reconstructed through the imagination and writing of Zhaoyan Ye. Previous books about this generation of educated youths have been closely related to the “grand narrative” that is studied in schools today as history. From birth, this generation was tasked with assuming the burden of history and making that “grand narrative” a reality. Of course in reality, that narrative was more often than not a fabrication, even if it did have a small correlation with these youths’ lives. In this book, Zhaoyan Ye explains the real history of this generation. The main characters of the novel are Xuemin Cai, the fourth son in his family, later called the “fourth elder”, and his current lover—soon to be wife—Liyan Xue. They are attracted to each other from the beginning of the story, and eventually their lives are bound tightly together by their romantic affair. Their physical relationship has very little to do with the undying love and honesty that drives the plots of traditional love stories, and more to do with the unrestrained hopes and dreams that people have, as well as the wanton indulgence of one’s desires. Even though the story takes place during an era when the education of the youth was strongly emphasized and little self-indulgence was tolerated, the blossoming of these two young students’ love cannot be restrained.

    • Fiction
      August 2012

      To Live

      by YU Hua

      An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade's ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of flinty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

    • Fiction

      Transcendence

      by Shi Shuqing

      This novel tells two stories of an ancient Chinese monk and a modern young lady. With elegant narration, the author discusses love, lust, and Buddhism. Crossing the time of 1500 years, the fate of protagonists interweaved in Nanjing, the city of Buddhism.

    • Fiction
      January 2014

      Snuggling

      by Ding Jie

      This novel tells a story of two young people’s spiritual love during a car accident in a Utopian-like northern country. It is an Oriental dream between a young man and a young woman. The novel won “Asian Youth Literature Prize” in 2014. Korean and English copyright has been sold.

    • Fiction
      July 2018

      Life Show

      by Chi Li

      This is a short story collection written by one of the best female Chinese writers Chi Li, who chooses five of her representative stories that happens in Wuhan city. The author is famous for her description of ordinary Chinese citizens from female perspective. Her works have been favored by many readers in and out of China.

    • Fiction
      August 2015

      When We Were Young

      by Jiu Yehui

      This is a novel of youth. A group of children grew up in the alleys of Beijing;they missed and misunderstood each other when they split for different schools and residences; they faced totally different situation as everyone became adult and involved in affairs and career. No matter how intimate they used to be, they had to deal with their own problems independently.

    • Fiction
      January 2017

      The Weak Sovereignty

      by 李之亮

      This is a novel by a famous Chinese historian Li Zhiliang. It unfolds the stories of political games under the rule of Xiaozong Zhao Shen and Guangzong Zhao Dun, the eleventh emperor and the twelfth emperor in the Song Dynasty respectively, through which it unearths the truth of the vicissitude of the Song Dynasty.

    • Fiction
      April 2017

      National Public Prosecution

      by Zhou Meisen

      In this title, a fire case shakes the official circles of Changshan city. The conflicts between interest groups and shocking corruption emerge from this case. It’s an exciting novel with tightknit plot.

    • Fiction
      April 2017

      The Highest Interest

      by Zhou Meisen

      This political novel reveals inside story of achievement showing project. Through reflection of Chinese political system, it shows the most intense conflict of modern politics and the choice of politicians.

    • Fiction
      April 2017

      I will Determine the Future

      by Zhou Meisen

      This title focuses on a leadership at the provincial level, picturing the images of senior leaders. It also concerns economic life, researching the secret of capital operation, as well as relationship between market economy and power economy. It’s a thrilling story with deep reflection of 25 years’reformation practice of China.

    • Fiction
      October 2018

      Happiness Is Like a Flower

      by Shi Zhongshan

      Du Juan, a female soldier of the Cultural and Art Corps, is obsessed with her dance career. She never believed that happiness would come to her until she received two letters of courtship, which were from two excellent men: the son of the army’s head, Bai Yang and Lin Bin from the cultural Ministry. Du Juan couldn't make a choice at the moment, but she didn't want to give up either of them. She had to try two roads at the same time.What kind of happiness will Du Juan harvest in the pure love atmosphere? Will her happiness bloom like a flower?“Happiness Is Like a Flower” is a masterpiece of the famous screenwriter Shi Zhongshan. It was once adapted into TV series. This book also includes Shi Zhongshan's "Happiness" series of short stories: How Far Is Happiness, The Perfection of Happiness, Happiness Like Flowers and Grass, etc. Most of them have been adapted into popular TV series, affecting the love concept of a generation.

    • Fiction
      October 2018

      Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor

      by Wang Xufeng

      “Ten Scenes in West Lake” is the work of Wang Xufeng, the famous writer and Mao Dun Literature Award winner, in the background of Hangzhou West Lake. It is a collection of novellas with the historical " Ten Scenes in West Lake " as the starting point. The ten novellas are independent stories and are also connected to each other, forming a series of books that are saturated with the charm of Jiangnan. The book Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor is one of the novels. The author uses goldfish as a clue to tell the love between "I" and childhood playmates and the friendship with classmates Mao Feng etc. There is not only the youth smelling of the school age, but also the sentimental feeling of stepping into the changeable society. Once pure feeling became disfigured by money, drugs, hence pond water and that goldfish no longer exist.

    • Fiction
      October 2018

      Sunset on the Leifeng Pagoda

      by Wang Xufeng

      “Ten Scenes in West Lake” is the work of Wang Xufeng, the famous writer and Mao Dun Literature Award winner, in the background of Hangzhou West Lake. It is a collection of novellas with the historical " Ten Scenes in West Lake " as the starting point. The ten novellas are independent stories and are also connected to each other, forming a series of books that are saturated with the charm of Jiangnan. The book Sunset on the Leifeng Pagoda is one of the novellas. It tells the whole life of Fan Yuanying, Liu Xuexun’s eighth wife. This story has two versions: historical legend and faith history. The text structure of Sunset on the Leifeng Pagoda is the most unique and exploratory. The novel shows the charm of narrative art in the rhythm of tension and relaxation.

    • Fiction
      January 2015

      Back in Time

      by Jiu Yehui

      This novel narrates growth and love stories among a group of youngsters, who spent their most precious years together. From high school to university, their stories are our stories. This is a classical work of Chinese youth literature, and has been adapted into both movie and TV series in China.

    • Fiction
      August 2016

      Guixiang Street

      by Fan xiaoqing

      A realistic novel that reflects modern society with a touching romance story. The story centers on Lin Youhong, a woman who quits her job as an executive at a foreign invested company to work as a community coordinator on Guixiang Street. The novel evidences Lin’s struggle between personal ambitions and her sense of social responsibility. Her selfless decision catalyzes a pursuit for meaning in life, one which seeps into both the quotidian and unusual aspects of Lin’s existence.

    • Fiction
      June 2016

      The Returning Soul

      by Chen Yingsong

      This is a story of a ghost, who returned to “the birth land”, and died again. It is written by Chen Yingsong, who applies magic realism in his work. The reality of village and absurd existence has been narrated by his poetic and musical language.

    • Fiction
      October 2010

      Unable to Deliver this Feeling

      by LU Min

      This is the personal favorite novel of LU Min, the young female writer who has just won the most important literature award in China. The story is very cruel. In 1984, China, a young couple was making love after a happy party for Christmas evening. Suddenly, the door was broken open and the boy was arrested. According to the law at that time, he was sentenced to death. That starts the girl's tragedy through all her life.

    • Fiction
      May 2008

      A Flower’s Shadow

      by YE Zhaoyan

      The small town of 1920s Jiangnan is the setting and subject of this story. Small towns like this no longer exist in the modern age; they have become a thing of the past. However, people’s thoughts can be like an arrow piercing through the fabric of time, reviving an era that ended long ago. As time flows backward, old dreams gain new vigor, and the small town of 1920s Jiangnan finally begins to take shape in the minds of the reader.

    • Fiction

      Another Life for Women

      by SU Tong

      Tong Su’s writing style comes across very clearly in this novel about women. In the book, women are no longer the embodiment of beauty. Instead, they are forced to fight just to survive, their main adversaries soon becoming their own sisters. This infighting allows those women on the fringe to wake up and learn to meddle in others’ affairs. This book tells the story of a world of women, as imagined by Tong Su.

    • Fiction
      March 2010

      Other People’s Love

      by YE Zhaoyan

      Guolu, a college professor, meets a director named Zhongqiu during a TV show planning meeting. After getting to know each other, Zhongqiu decides to ask Guolu to attend the production of her new television show. While visiting the show, Guolu soon finds his way into Zhongqiu’s personal life, and is introduced to two generations of her family. However, the drama on the show soon begins to leak into and entangle Guolu and Zhongqiu’s lives.

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