Cantonese is indispensable for those living and working in Hong Kong, and for chatting with Cantonese-speaking friends and family. It could also be the next, even more exciting frontier for foreign language thrill-seekers that have ‘conquered’ Mandarin, or have at least dedicated several years to it already and are ready to dive deeper. Whether you need to know Cantonese, or simply want to, learning Cantonese makes you part of a growing trend. Continue reading →
As readers outside China become increasingly curious about what’s happening on the Chinese literature scene, a growing number of literary magazines focused on promoting Chinese voices are becoming known in and outside China.
Dandu and Pathlight are two of these publications that are working hard to promote new and emerging writers. Last weekend, Guanghwa Bookshop welcomed Dandu’s Chief Editor WU Qi (吴琦), and David Haysom, Pathlight’s Managing Editor, for an enlightening panel discussion that touched upon creativity and uniqueness in a globalised world. This is what we learned. Continue reading →
China in Context last weekend was abuzz with booklovers who came from all over to share our passion for all things books, and all things China.
Participants of Sunday’s Chinese for Beginners workshop learned everything they needed to know about Chinese before they embark on the unique journey to mastery of such a beautiful and fascinating language. Continue reading →