Chinese web novels prevail among foreign readers

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After years of development, Chinese online literature has gained popularity among foreign readers, who are fascinated by the charm and cultural elements concealed within the unique works.

According to statistics from Novelupdates.com, a website that translates popular Asian novels for Western readers, Chinese web novels have created a reading frenzy among foreign readers. Among the site’s top 10 most popular web novels, five were written by Chinese authors.

Chinese web novels have also been prevailing on other websites and forums, attracting a large number of foreign readers. Founded in December 2014, Wuxiaworld.com is the largest Chinese web novel translation forum in the world, boasting over 3.5 million page views each day. Statistics from Alexa Internet show that the website now ranks 995th in the US, with 28.7 percent of its visitors from the US. Read more

Source: China Daily

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