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.

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"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."

JD.Com Global Site Top
Chinese Authors Globally

Rank by Global Sales

(ex-Mainland China)

Author

1

韩寒 (Han Han)

2

莫言 (Mo Yan)

3

柴静 (Chai Jing

4

余华 (Yu Hua)

5

吴念真 (Wu Nianzhen)

6

蒋勋 (Zhang Xun

7

三毛 (San Mao)

8

龙应台 (Long Yingtai)

9

张小娴 (Zhang Xiao

10

余秋雨 (Yu Qiuyu)

Source: Jingdong Global, en.JD.com

JD.com Global, which officially launched in October 2012 and has a catalogue of more than 600,000 Chinese language books that ship to markets around the world, also released sales rankings for Chinese editions of books written by foreign authors. Columbian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, beat out Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling among Chinese consumers abroad.

"Chinese readers abroad are sophisticated and have a strong interest in great world authors, be they Columbian, Japanese, British or Chinese," Mr. Shi commented. "JD.com Global is delighted that we are helping Chinese consumers living abroad gain access to the world's best literary works."

JD.Com Global Site Top
non-Chinese Authors Globally

Rank by Global Sales

(ex Mainland China)

Author

1

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2

Haruki Murakami

3

J.K. Rowling

4

Higashino Keigo

5

Dan Brown

6

Milan Kundera

7

Isaac Asimov

8

Jiddu Krishnamurti

9

Richard Iseman

10

Niall Ferguson

Source: Jingdong Global, en.JD.com

About en.JD.com

En.JD.com is the global website of Jingdong (JD.com), the largest B2C direct sales e-commerce company in China (source: iReseach). The site currently offers more than 850,000 SKUs including categories from Chinese books and media, electronics to wedding & events, apparel, home and garden, with most SKUs are manufactured in China. The site currently serves and ships to 35 regions and countries around the world.

About Jingdong:

Jingdong is the largest B2C direct sales e-commerce company in China (source: iResearch). The Company has achieved more than 150% annually compounded growth in gross merchandise volume during past several years and strives to offer the best online shopping experience to its customers. It currently offers more than 9 million SKUs through its B2C direct sales and online marketplace platform. The Company has established nationwide fulfillment capabilities and extensive last mile delivery network to provide superior customer experience. As of March 2013, the Company has six major fulfillment centers with 66 warehouses in 25 cities, as well as nearly 909 delivery stations in 364 cities. Through its 211 program, the Company offers speedy delivery in 25 major cities and 24 hours delivery in 156 cities in China.

For Media Inquiries:

Rania Li
Jingdong
+86 10 5931 7963
Bjliran@JD.com

Josh Gartner
Brunswick Group
+86 10 5960 8600
Jingdong@brunswickgroup.com

SOURCE Jingdong



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