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There are now 13 free books and they seem to be decent quality items. Also, a few of the books have audible narration available for an extra $1.99.
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I only counted 12, but at free I ain't complaining.

* EDIT * yeah ok there are 13, i just had to reduce the page zoom.
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Anyone know if these books are popular in China? Or by notable Chinese authors? It would be neat to read the Chinese Stephen King.
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Anyone know if these books are popular in China? Or by notable Chinese authors? It would be neat to read the Chinese Stephen King.
​Among the authors of the 12 books, Jia Pingwa and Chen Zhongshi are two prestigious writers in China. Both are from Shaanxi province.
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I only counted 12, but at free I ain't complaining.
You miscounted.
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Should be Jia pingao, not Pingwa. I highly doubt the quality.
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Should be Jia pingao, not Pingwa. I highly doubt the quality.
I have to post this to correct what's said above. His name is pingwa, not pingao. High school Chinese should have known that.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jia_Pingwa
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You miscounted.
I agree I could only access 12 for free. From a desktop it shows 10 on the screen, but closing the window and coming back displayed 2 more. Never found the 13th.
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Interesting, thanks! I seriously doubt I'll actually read them all ("chick lit", HongKong-ese or otherwise, really not my thingBig Grin) but it looks like an interesting sample of contemporary Chinese writing, not something we're exposed to much in the US...

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Should be Jia pingao, not Pingwa. I highly doubt the quality.
Actually, it really "should be" 贾平娃. But who's counting... LMAO

And there are indeed 13. I'm way too lazy to link them all, but just barely un-lazy enough to copy and paste the text of the titles and authors' and translators' name in case anyone isn't seeing them all at the linked page and wants to search for whichever ones they've missed. (Fortunately, SD's forum editor does auto-numbering, because I'd also be too lazy to actually number the list, otherwise...Big Grin)
  1. Murder in Dragon City, Qin Ming, Alex Woodend
  2. Valley of Terror, Zhou Haohui, Bonnie Huie
  3. Old Land, New Tales: Twenty Short Stories by..., Chen Zhongshi, Jia Pingwa
  4. Hummingbirds Fly Backwards, Amy Cheung, Bonnie Huie
  5. The Untouched Crime, Zijin Chen, Michelle Deeter
  6. Pathological, Jinkang Wang, Jeremy Tiang
  7. The Child's Past Life, Cai Jun, Yuzhi Yang
  8. Old Town, Lin Zhe, George A. Fowler
  9. A Devil's Mind, Gangxueyin, George A. Fowler
  10. Happy Dreams, Jia Pingwa, Nicky Harman
  11. Young Babylon, Lu Nei, Poppy Toland
  12. To the Sky Kingdom, Tang Qi, Poppy Toland
  13. Search for the Buried Bomber, Xu Lei, Gabriel Ascher
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Should be Jia pingao, not Pingwa. I highly doubt the quality.
凹 has two pronunciations, in this case it's wa.
https://zh.m.wiktionary.org/zh-hant/凹
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Are these all Communist Party approved?
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Thx op, tu and repped!Smilie Year of the Dog-2018!
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Are these all Communist Party approved?
None of these is in any commie propagada I would say. For example the Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa is trying to depict the life of the most unprivileged in contemporary China. The name Happy Dreams is the translation of a character's name whose life is far from easy in this book and it is a satire.
None of these could serve as democratic propagada tho. They are not banned books in China either.
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