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YesAsia 2018 Bestsellers - Chinese Books

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The below rankings are based on sales of Chinese books on from January 1 to December 31, 2018.


Yi Shu just keeps on writing, and her readers also keep on reading. The popular and prolific Hong Kong author's novels and prose occupied half of the 2018 top ten Hong Kong bestsellers. Bolstered by the buzz of his hit TV show, TVB actor and action choreographer-turned-celebrity chef Steve Lee claimed the third and fourth spots with his cookbooks. For Taiwan, the latest book by famous TV host Kevin Tsai came in first. Books by Chang Man Chuan, Jeff Chang and Peter Su were also well-received.


Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Steve Lee
Steve Lee
1. 好好好 2. 結或不結
3. Grandpa's Kitchen 2 4. Grandpa's Kitchen 5.
Daydreamer's Diary

Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Pei Yue 2 Wang
Yi Shu
San Jia Jie
6. 有限溫存 7. 船屋 8. 陪月辛酸血淚屎 9. 就是喜歡 10. 願我十八廿二


Kevin Tsai
Jason Fung
Takagi Naoko
Lin Wan Zhen
1. 蔡康永的情商課
2. Amuro Namie
Legend of
the Diva
3. 肥胖大解密 4. 已經不是一個人 5. 往事浮光

Jeff Chang
Chien Chung Wen
Chang Man Chuan
Peter Su
6. 字私 7. Chien Chung
Wen Watercolors
8. 一日三餐減醣料理 9. 我輩中人
10. 在顛沛流離的


TV actors Shirley Yeung, Ben Yuen and Moon Lau took over the top three Hong Kong bestsellers with their first photobook releases. Meanwhile, young female celebrities like Michiyo Ho, Ou Yang Nana and Chang Chin Lan were favored for Taiwan photobooks. Photographer Timothy (Yan Ren Wu) also has two photo collections in the top ten. For film and television-related books, Ming Xiao Xi's classic fantasy novel The Flame's Daughter and Tangqi Gongzi's Eternal Love made it into the top ten thanks to the popularity of their recent TV adaptations. Books and novelizations of the hit Chinese series Story of Yanxi Palace, Taiwan BL drama HIStory2 and Thailand BL drama SOTUS were also popular with fans.


Shirley Yeung
Ben Yuen
Moon Lau
Lilian Kan
Leslie Cheung
1. Miss Szeki 2. BEN ON
3. Smiling my
way through
4. This is Lilian
For U
Leslie Cheung's
Movie World

Linah M.
Melody Ma
Kana Yeung
6. I'm Yours 7. (tie)
37th Hong Kong
Film Awards
Ceremony Special
7. (tie)
9. (tie)
My double may
9. (tie)
Fall into Lala


Michiyo Ho
Yan Ren Wu
Ou Yang Nana
Chang Chin Lan
1. 念在你身邊 2. EVERYTHING 3. I am NANA 4. Floral Mask's Secret 5. Open Your Heart

Kimberlly Chen
Sandy Wu
Ray Chang
Jenny Cheng
Yan Ren Wu
6. Kimberlly 7. Vitality 8. Exclusive Memory 9.
a new chapter
10. NIGHT AIR 2019

Top 10 Chinese Writers

1. Yi Shu
2. Steve Lee
3. Agnes Chan
4. Huang Yi
5. Maggie Lau
6. Tsai Lan
7. (tie) Maria Cordero
7. (tie) Pei Yue 2 Wang
9. (tie) San Jia Jie
9. (tie) Lin Xi

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Published March 4, 2019

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