Writers in Our Midst: Inspired by China

Writers in Our Midst: Inspired by China Living in China, far away from home, is adventurous and can be inspirational. We contacted several authors who have used their life experiences in China as inspiration to write their books. Get a glimpse of China through their eyes, and maybe it’ll motivate you to put your own…

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Meet the Reader: Émile

Meet the Reader  is a series where readers in Shanghai talk about their passion for words and books. Émile was born in Lanzhou, Gansu province and spent most of his life in Paris before returning to China. He recently stopped working as a civil engineer and now works as a French teacher in Shanghai. He…

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Meet the Reader: Eva

Meet the Reader: Eva Meet the Reader is a series where readers in Shanghai talk about their passion for words and books. Originally from South Korea, Eva sees herself made of the six different countries in which she has lived (U.S., Ecuador, Israel, U.K. and China). Until recently a tech journalist, Eva is about to embark…

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How bookish is Shanghai?

How bookish is Shanghai? When people think of Shanghai, they might think of it as the business center of China; they might use glitter and glam as the best way to describe it; they might bring up the term “Paris of the Orient”, but not many people might use the word “bookish” to describe Shanghai.…

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Reader, get interviewed!

Are you a reader? Are you a reader and like to share your favorite books and reading habits? Do you want to meet fellow book lovers? Do you have a bookish project you’d like to share? Contact us by email (info@booksinshanghai), we’d be happy to interview and feature you. Picture source: Instagram @franzmng and his…

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Meet the Reader: Donni

Meet the Reader is a series where readers in Shanghai talk about their passion for words and books. Briefly introduce yourself I was born in Shanghai and went to the U.S. at age 11. I returned to Shanghai for my postdoc at Shanghai University two years ago. When I first moved to the U.S., I quickly…

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Literary Clubs, Writing Groups and Book Clubs

Literary Clubs, Writing Groups and Book Clubs Literary clubs, whether it’s a book club or a writing club, are a passionate bunch. They gather people who share the same hobby and create space for rambling about books, reading and/or writing. Literary Clubs let you talk about fictional characters as if they’re real people. They spark…

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Silent party

Reading is a solitary act It’s usually done in the hidden nooks of your home, or in a quiet public space, such as a library or a cozy café. Rarely do you see a reader taking out his book in a bar, for the light might be too dim, the music too loud? Going out,…

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