April 22nd, 2013


JD.com Global: Han Han Most Popular Chinese Author Overseas

BEIJING, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JD.com Global (en.JD.com), the international website of Jingdong, China's leading direct B2C e-commerce company, today released a list of the most popular modern Chinese authors abroad, based on the site's global sales numbers. Race car driver turned author Han Han, Nobel Laureate Mo Yan and journalist Chai Jing topped the list, which looked at sales of Chinese language books published in the last five years.

"On World Book Day, it's important to recognize that Chinese authors are getting increasing recognition for their work internationally," commented Mr. Tao Shi, Jingdong's VP of Retail and Overseas Markets, who oversees JD.com Global. "The demand among Chinese people living abroad for the excellent writing of Chinese authors like Han Han, Mo Yan and Chai Jing is a clear indication of their desire to keep up with modern Chinese culture."

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