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READ magazine (shu cheng) is a well-established literary glossy seeking to occupy the New Yorker postition on the Chinese magazine rack. This is the cover of the January 2004 issue.


READ is produced by Shanghai Sanlian Bookstores and Shucheng Magazine Press. Content includes articles on literature and the arts, current events, cartoons, and fiction.

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