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What to Read in 2024

A few China titles we're excited to read in the year ahead — and deeper pickings to draw from in our comprehensive book listings project.

Best China Books of 2023

Our round-up of recommended titles (and one anti-recommendation) from the past year, selected by our editors and various guests.

What China’s Reading

Our round-up of untranslated Chinese books from the Sinophone world, from “everyday feminism” to working-class struggles, and a globetrotting frog.

China Book Listings

Our dynamic, regularly updated lists of all upcoming and recent China books, as well as bestsellers and editors' picks from the pack.
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The Wire China

Tone Deaf

Sixth Tone, a state-owned media outlet, has long been celebrated for carving out a unique space in China to tell stories about ordinary people. But over the past year, Beijing has tightened Sixth Tone's leash, illustrating how fearful censors have grown and marking the end of Xi Jinping's effort to "tell China's story well." By Rachel Cheung.