Monday, April 7, 2014
A leading French sinologist said the first Tang Prize in Sinology should go to someone “who has done profound and highly scholarly” research on the history of ideas, including the history of Chinese philosophy and political history, “but with a global perspective regarding the future of China.”
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
First off, no one who works at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It's ichi efu, or 1F.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Khushwant Singh, one of India's best known writers who won fame for a searing book on partition of the subcontinent as well as his once-daring descriptions of sex, died Thursday aged 99.
Headlines portray the Sahara as a barren desert that claims the lives of many African migrants but Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola had a different story to tell — and it was worth US$100,000.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
om the Golden Age Toro to Ultimate Human Torch, characters sprung from Marvel Entertainment are as varied as the people who read, watch, listen and even play them in video games.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “Americanah,” a novel about race and identity by the acclaimed Nigerian author, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Stieg Larsson, author of the bestselling crime trilogy “Millennium,” also researched the unsolved murder of Olof Palme, a report said Tuesday, three days before the 28th anniversary of the former Swedish prime minister's death.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Police chief Camille Verhoeven is diminutive, pugnacious and brilliant. The shambolic Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg prefers intuition over logic. Victor Legris juggles bookselling with solving grim 19th century murders.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
B.J. Novak says his plan of action following nine seasons of writing, producing and acting on NBC's popular workplace comedy “The Office” was a bit random.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Cuba has released to U.S. researchers copies of more than 2,000 documents related to Ernest Hemingway, media reported Tuesday in Havana, the American literary giant's home during the 1940s and 1950s.