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Copyright Society to reprint out-of-print texts

A plan to reprint orphaned works draws criticism from publishers.

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Those damned book thieves

Winter, the season for book theft at All Sages Books.

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Harvest Season: Q&A with novelist Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is the author of Harvest Season, his debut novel set in southwestern China and published earlier this year by Earnshaw Books. He recently answered Danwei’s questions about how he came to write his first work of fiction.

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Translating for the masses

Sun Zhongxu explains literary translation; Zhao Guohua talks about two decades of film translation; and genre translator Yu Shi describes her work schedule.

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Self-censoring the used book market

Kongfz, an online marketplace for used books, releases new rules designed to eliminate content from sellers that could get it into trouble with the authorities. The problem: it doesn’t spell out what content is problematic.

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Jeroen de Kloet’s China with a Cut

Jeroen de Kloet is the author of China with a Cut, which looks into the dakou culture and then the ensuing commercialism of China’s music market.

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Travels with Herodotus in Chinese

An interview with Wu Lan, Chinese translator of Polish writer Ryszard Kapuściński’s book Travels with Herodotus. Shot and edited by Eric Mu, at the Hall of Brief Snow in Beihai Park.

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Jean Kwok’s Girl In Translation

Jean Kwok writes about the Asian American emigration experience. Her website describes the plot of Girl In Translation thus: “When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings.” For more, see Jeankwok.net.

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What we talk about when we talk about China to Google

Scholar, author and China Beat co-founder Jeffrey Wasserstrom gives a talk at Google about his book China in the 21st Century: What everyone needs to know.

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A guide to book reviews in China

Duxieren (读写人), an aggregator of book reviews, by Bimuyu, who also keeps his own literary blog.

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