People's Literature

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People's Literature (《人民文学》 Renmin wenxue) was the first literary magazine to be created in communist China.[1] The magazine was established in 1949.[2] The calligraphy for the title was done by Chairman Mao Zedong.[2] The publisher is People's Literature Publishing House.[2] Shi Zhanjun is the editor-in-chief of the magazine.[3]

In November 2011 the magazine started its English version, named Pathlight.[1][4] Later the magazine expanded its multilingual editions, including French and Japanese.[3] The latter edition was launched in 2015 and is named Tomoshibi.[3] It is published annually.[3] The French edition of People's Literature, published annually, was also started in 2015.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Magazine "People's Literature" Launches English Version "Pathlight"". The China Times. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "People's Literature". China Media Guide. Retrieved 7 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d Mei Jia (4 May 2016). "People's Literature adds Japanese to its multilingual editions". China Daily. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ Alice Xin Liu (29 November 2011). "Pathlight: New Chinese Writing". Paper Republic. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  5. ^ "People's Literature magazine issues first issue of French language edition". Global Times. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2016.