Having first appeared as ‘online writing’ in 2015, ‘Better Days’ by Jiu Yuexi became a major hit on film, and the book has entered China’s bestseller list.
China Bestsellers for September 2019: Patriotism and Back to School
China’s bestselling books of September reflect celebrations of the People’s Republic’s 70th National Day and the opening of the autumn school semester.
China Bestsellers for August: Back to School, Light Fiction
With the People’s Republic’s 70th National Day on October 1–and the end of summer’s school lists–books on the regime and ‘light fiction’ rise.
China Bestsellers for July: An Urban Online Gaming Culture Drives Sales
New fiction on China’s bestseller lists captures the contemporary sensibilities of young adults in the country’s largest cities.
China Bestsellers for June: Reading Pavilions Draw Crowds
Pop-up ‘reading pavilions’ offer sound booths for CCTV fans who record their favorite literary passages and send them to friends and loved ones.
China Bestsellers for May: Staying Power and Stalwarts
The resilience of a Scottish author’s popularity in China puts a third book on the list, and a Frenchman’s business book arrives as ‘The American Trap.’
China Bestsellers for April: World Book Day Promos, Liu Cixin, and Camus
Marketing for World Book Day boosted titles we find on April’s China bestseller lists. And Albert Camus’ 1942 ‘L’Étranger’ charts for the first time.
China Bestsellers for March: On Stage and in the Public Domain
Live theater’s popularity among young adults in China–and content in the public domain–have to do with strong performances by titles from two authors.
China Bestsellers for February: ‘Paid-For Content’ in the Chinese Market
Movie-driven science fiction tops China’s bestseller lists in February, and we have news on the fast rise of ‘paid-for content’ in China.
China’s Book Market: 2018 in Review and December’s Bestsellers
OpenBook data reveals China’s bestselling authors of 2018, growing online book sales, and the strength of backlist titles.