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Chinese books gains worldwide popularity (2)

(People's Daily Online)

08:16, September 04, 2012

(People's Daily Overseas Edition)

Classics live forever

A biography of Mao Zedong has long been No.1 on the China-related books sales chart of Waterstones, the most famous book retailer in the United Kingdom. Biographies of Chinese leaders such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping sell particularly well in Trang Tien Bookstore, the largest of its kind in Vietnam. Selected Poems of Mao Zedong can be found in many Indonesian bookstores.

Another type of bestsellers is Chinese learning materials. The best-selling books in Vietnamese bookstores are books for Chinese learning. There are two full shelves of books for Chinese learning on the second floor of the century-old Foyles flagship bookstore in London. Xinhua Dictionary, the most authoritative Chinese language dictionary, also sells well in Xinhua Bookstores in New York City.

Traveling to China is also a hot topic. There are two major English-language picture albums China as well as Beijing: Then and Now in the travel books section on the third floor of the Helsinki bookstore in Finland. The best-selling China-related books in Borders and Barnes & Noble, two major book retailers in the United States, are China travel guide books and travel notes of tourist trips to China.

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