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YesAsia 2020 Bestsellers - Chinese Books

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The below rankings are based on sales of Chinese books on from January 1 to December 31, 2020.


Continuing her steady output and popularity, Yi Shu claimed six spots in the top ten Hong Kong book bestsellers of 2020. However, she ceded the top-selling author title to Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, whose BL fantasy period novel series Mo Dao Zu Shi stayed at #1 among Taiwan books. Not only that, the series' side story and her other novel, The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System, follow right behind. Popular Taiwan TV host Kevin Tsai has two books in the top ten, and cookbooks from Chef Chu and Hong Kong YouTuber Martin provided recipes for those stay-at-home days.


Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Chef Chu
Chef Chu
1. 針眼 2. 他們這種人 3. 仍未後悔 4. Secret of Chic Cakes 5. Secret of Bread

Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Ni Kuang
Lin Xi
6. 被捨棄的男子 7. 看庭前花開花落 8. 無盡香檳 9. 倪匡老香港日記 10. 拼命無恙


Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Takagi Naoko
1. 魔道祖師 2. 魔道祖師番外集 3. 人渣反派自救系統 4. Dessert Guide Book 5. 媽媽的每一天:

Kevin Tsai
Tang Qi Gong Zi
Qiu Ying Xuan
Kevin Tsai
6. 蔡康永的情商課2:因為這是你的人生 7. 三生三世枕上書 8. Wafer Paper Flowers 9. (tie) 蔡康永的情商課:為你自己活一次 9. (tie) 明日之書套書


Photographer Timothy's collections took three spots in the top ten photobooks. Meanwhile, Taiwan swimming coach Yilianboy grabbed #1 with his first photobook. Books by Taiwan and Malaysian models like Lisa Lin, Ava Wu and Michiya Ho also appear in the top ten. The Chinese version of An Incurable Case of Love star Satoh Takeru's Kumamoto book released three year ago rose to bestsellers.

For film- and television-related books, the popularity of the Taiwan BL HIStory series – which topped our TV bestsellers – extended to its many photobooks and novels. The award-winning Taiwan idol drama Someday or One Day has three books in the top ten, and the photobook for gay youth film Your Name Engraved Herein also made the cut.

Lisa Lin
Ava Wu
1. SECRET 2. The Darkside 3. Elite night 4. Open Super Lisa 5. 天天和你在苡起

Satoh Takeru
Michiyo Ho
Ben Yuen
Satoh Takeru in Kumamoto
8. (tie)
8. (tie)
Genki Tokyo
8. (tie)

Top 10 Chinese Writers

1. Mo Xiang Tong Chou
2. Yi Shu
3. Ni Kuang
4. Chua Lam
5. Lin Xi
6. Huang Yi
7. Steve Lee
8. Kevin Tsai
9. Martin
10. Tang Qi Gong Zi

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Published January 12, 2021

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