May 30, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

China: Specialist bookstores respond to expat tastes

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Yandi Mbeki (pseudonym), the 39 year-old wife of a diplomat from South Africa, Googled “English bookshops in Beijing” on her arrival in the city, but found no really helpful guides. For the first five months of her stay, she went to a small community bookshop near her home and resorted to to find textbooks in English.  

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