- Book highlights role played by British official
- By the time Sir Robert Hart left Beijing in 1908, he had been a top officer in China's customs for most of his adult life. Now, Ireland's Imperial Mandarin, a biography of Hart, looks at his life.
- Old scholars help preserve ancient Shui script
- The Shui script, known as the "living fossil" of pictograph characters, was used by the Shui ethnic group in Southwest China's Guizhou province. It's not only an important heritage of their ancient culture, but a written record of Shui history.
- Publishing sector grows with global collaboration
- Overall revenue generated by China's publishing industry has grown by more than $100 billion since 2011, partly as a result of international collaboration, according to figures revealed at the London Book Fair on Wednesday.
- Famed US author Robert James Waller dies
- Robert James Waller, an American author known for his best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County, died on Friday at 77 in the US due to multiple myeloma, a form of cancer.