Chinese review platform announces hottest reads of 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-22 15:02:35|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Four Chinese books and six translated books have been listed as the 10 hottest reads of the year 2020 by Chinese review platform Douban.

"The Self as Method," co-authored by Xiang Biao, a social anthropology professor at Oxford University, topped the list. It addresses questions that encourage transcending oneself, including thinking about the changes in Chinese society over the past half-century, as well as the community of knowledge, globalization and populism, and anthropological methodology.

The other three Chinese books are -- a novelette anthology titled "Ye Wan De Qian Shui Ting" in Chinese, which roughly translates to "a submarine at night," by Chen Chuncheng; "Out of the Exclusive Truth," a collection of lectures, interviews and opinion pieces from 2007 to 2018 by Chen Jiaying, a contemporary philosopher; and "Among the Stans: A Central Asian Journey," a non-fiction by travel writer Liu Zichao.

Among the six translated books are "Retour a Reims" by Didier Eribon, which recounts the story of the writer and his family touching on issues of class, gender, politics, culture and education in France; an anthology of 11 novelettes by filmmaker and writer Lee Chang-dong from the Republic of Korea; and "La frantumaglia," a collection of correspondences, interviews, and essays, by Italian novelist known by the name Elena Ferrante. Enditem