Our podcast this week is all about books and money in modern China. If you like us are tired of Lu Xun and Lao She, listen to Sinica this week as we look into the state of contemporary Chinese literature, asking what writers are hot, what writers are not, and even the more humdrum question of how much authors make these days.

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December 11, 2011
Regarding how many Chinese internet users read online literature, China Daily reported earlier this year that more than 40% of internet users in China read online literature: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-03/28/content_12234103.htm (which I discuss briefly in a blog post here: http://sinophileday.blogspot.com/2011/12/internet-with-chinese-characteristics.html )

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