Discover Literature China

Literature has always played an important role in China. It is difficult for western readers to unravel the mysteries of Chinese poetry, which is untranslatable. Prose tale is more flexible and most of the great classics have been translated. You can dive into the works of Confucius or try 'The Art of War' by Suntse, the oldest known military treatise.

  • Literature , China
    Literature

    It's difficult for a western reader to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Chinese poetry, which also happens to be untranslatable.

    © Keng Po Leung / 123RF
  • Literature , China
    Chinese calligraphy

    There are about 21,000 Chinese ideograms. Calligraphy allows great freedom of expression.

    © View Stock / age fotostock
  • Literature , China
    Chinese characters

    Having good calligraphy is fundamental in China: it reflects an individual's level of education.

    © View Stock / age fotostock
  • Literature , China
    An ancient manuscript

    Chinese writing is the only one to have preserved the same structure from its origins up to the present day.

    © IMAGEMORE / age fotostock
  • Literature , National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature , China
    National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature

    A research centre dedicated to 20th century Chinese literature, it holds exhibits, a library and many archives.

    © View Stock RF / age fotostock
  • Literature , China
    An exhibit of Chinese calligraphy

    Chinese calligraphy is recognised as an art form all on its own.

    © Best View Stock / age fotostock
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination China

Our holiday packages to China

Toutes les offres sont affich ées en TTC (frais de r éservation inclus)

  • CLUB MED GUILIN
    Guilin - China
    CLUB MED GUILIN
    Club Med
    £726
    8days / 7nights
  • CLUB MED BEIDAHU
    Harbin - China
    CLUB MED BEIDAHU
    Club Med
    £961
    8days / 7nights
  • CLUB MED SANYA
    Sanya - China
    CLUB MED SANYA
    Club Med
    £840
    8days / 7nights

China : Discover our cities

  • Shanghai
    Shanghai
  • Beijing
    Beijing
  • Tianjin
    Tianjin
  • Harbin
    Harbin
  • Hangzhou
    Hangzhou
  • Qingdao
    Qingdao
  • Kunming
    Kunming
  • Lanzhou
    Lanzhou
  • Luoyang
    Luoyang
  • Suzhou
    Suzhou
  • Lhassa
    Lhassa
  • Baoji
    Baoji
  • Gyantsé
    Gyantsé
  • Kashgar
    Kashgar
  • Lijiang
    Lijiang
  • Qufu
    Qufu

China : The regions

  • China - Beijing and the North
    Beijing and the North
  • China - Shanghai and the South
    Shanghai and the South
  • China - Tibet
    Tibet
  • Hainan
    Hainan
  • Sichuan
    Sichuan
  • Inner Mongolia
    Inner Mongolia
  • China's Western Provinces
    China's Western Provinces
  • China's Eastern Provinces
    China's Eastern Provinces
China : Holidays
  • Holidays
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Flight + Hotel
  • Cars