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Chinese books gains worldwide popularity (3)

(People's Daily Online)

08:16, September 04, 2012

(People's Daily Overseas Edition)

Tastes differ

China's children's books, language reference books, and martial arts fiction are particularly popular in Southeast Asian countries where there are many Chinese migrants. Chinese story books for children and Classical Chinese Literature Illustrated Edition are popular in Singapore and Malaysia. A Thai publisher bought the Thai translation rights to Ming Xiaoxi's Angel Will Love You on Behalf of Me and complete two-volume Blazing Fire Like a Song. More than 15 of Chiung Yao's romance novels are placed on a shelf beside a cashier's desk in Trang Tien Bookstore, which also sells The Deer and the Cauldron, a martial arts novel by Jin Yong, in its Chinese literature section. The popular Chinese comic book Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf has also been translated into Vietnamese.

Some of China's neighbors prefer traditional Chinese literary books and those about China's development. Japan and South Korea imported such books as The Classic of Mountains and Seas Illustrated Edition, A Brief Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, A History of Buddhism in China, Syndrome Differentiation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and A Dictionary of Chinese Medicine Diet from China. In addition, South Korea showed great interest in 100 Years: Deng Xiaoping, a book published in commemoration of the centenary of Deng's birth.

Europeans and Americans are full of curiosity about traditional Chinese culture and cuisine. Germany imported Tibet Scenery, Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, and Chinese Herbal Handbook. Italy imported Chinese Art of Pottery and Painting and The Mystery of Longevity. France imported Documents on Turpan from Dunhuang. Chinese cookbooks are very popular in the United Kingdom. Suomalainen Kirjakauppa's flagship branch in Helsinki, the largest bookstore in Finland, sells such China-related books as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Point Selection Techniques, and Tongue Diagnosis. Chinese Tea Book has been reprinted three times in Finland since its initial publication in the country. Professor Yu Dan Explains the Analects is among the bestsellers at the Virgin Megastore on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Furthermore, the United States, Germany, Britain, and South Korea have also imported some high-quality science and technology books from China such as Theory and Application of Solitons and Super Strong Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets.

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Read the Chinese version: 深受海外喜爱的中国书(中国图书在海外啥最火)
Source:People's Daily Overseas Edition , author: Shi Tianshu, Li Xiaodi.
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