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YesAsia 2019 Bestsellers - Chinese Books

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The below rankings are based on sales of Chinese books on from January 1 to December 31, 2019.


Hong Kong author Yi Shu continues to be the steady favorite with her reliable output of romance novels occupying half the Hong Kong bestsellers and comfortably securing her place as the top-selling writer. Actor-turned-celebrity-chef Steve Lee also stays high on the chart with the third edition of his popular Grandpa's Kitchen series. Bolstered by the popularity of the hit TV and anime adaptations, Mo Xiang Tong Xiu's BL novel Mo Dao Zu Shi easily rises to the top of the chart. The power of BTS also somehow extends even to Chinese books via the translated version of BTS Icons of K-Pop. TV host Kevin Tsai, who had the best-selling Taiwan book in 2018, comes in fourth place in 2019 with his latest book.


Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Steve Lee
1. 第十一號羅蜜歐 2. 青雲志 3. 無盡香檳 4. 枉入紅塵若許年 5. Grandpa's Kitchen 3

Daisy Wong
Yi Shu
6. 願我七老八十
7. 長大了才明白的二三事 8. 30趟說走就走的旅行 9. 那年曾為愛犯下的種種過錯 10. 仍未後悔


Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Adrian Besley
Chen Chen
Kevin Tsai
1. 魔道祖師 2. BTS Icons of K-Pop 3. 真情真意 4. (tie)
4. (tie) 東京攻略完全制霸2020

Mayday & Chao Ya Fen
Amy Cheung
Ken Zhong
Joanne Tseng
Wislawa Szymborska
6. 早上六點半遇見五月天 7. 愛過你 8. (tie) 我決定我是誰 8. (tie) 一個人去丹麥,寫一本書 10. The Final


Taiwan photobooks are the stomping ground of young models like Lisa Lin, Qun Qun and Ili Cheng, while Candy Law and Irene Wan demonstrate the art of aging gracefully in their best-selling Hong Kong photobooks. However, it's TVB actor Yeung Chiu Hoi who comes up with the top-selling photobook of all. Besides topping TV sales, Taiwan's popular BL series HIStory3 also found many happy customers for its book releases.


Yeung Chiu Hoi
Candy Law
Irene Wan
Ronald Lam
1. Go with the flow 2. Timeless 3. Tides 4. Camilla Summer 5. #10 YEAR CHALLENGE


Lisa Lin
Qun Qun
Ili Cheng
1. Open Super Lisa 2. 一見峮心 3. ESCAPE 4. 泰純了 5. Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Top 10 Chinese Writers

1. Yi Shu
2. Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
3. Steve Lee
4. Sis3ter
5. Ni Kuang
6. Chua Lam
7. Daisy Wong
8. Mingjai
9. Brian Kwok
10. Chen Chen

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Published January 13, 2020

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