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YesAsia 2022 Bestsellers - Chinese Books

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The below rankings are based on sales of Chinese-language books (excluding horoscope books) on from January 1 to December 31, 2022.


Popular writer Yi Shu's novels and essays again dominated sales, occupying half the spots in YesAsia's top ten Hong Kong books of 2022. The prolific Hong Kong author also regained the crown of top-selling writer from Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, who held the title the previous two years. Mo Xiang Tong Xiu nonetheless still had four fantasy BL titles in the top ten Taiwan books. The top-selling Hong Kong title was a cookbook by chef-turned-YouTuber SingSing Kitchen.

New releases by Chua Lam, Jimmy Liao, Kathy Lam, celebrity Lin Chi Ling and Japanese writers Takagi Naoko and Murakami Haruki also made the list. Literary giant Ni Kuang, who passed away in 2022, continued to rank high as our #3 best-selling writer.


SingSing Kitchen
Yi Shu
Sara Cheung
Yi Shu
Yi Shu
1. 職人吹水
星星食譜 1
2. 聽說前路風很大
3. 飄飄言
4. 盡其本步
5. 人呢

Yi Shu
Yi Shu
Miao Yin King
Lin Xi
Chua Lam
6. 誰家園
7. 念初
8. 一個姜糖心理醫生的告白 9. 別人的歌+我的詞 10. 蔡瀾輕鬆語錄


Mo Xiang
Tong Xiu
Mo Xiang
Tong Xiu
Guan Xin
Ze Luan
Mo Xiang
Tong Xiu
Mo Xiang
Tong Xiu
1. 天官賜福 2. 魔道祖師 3. 星漢燦爛,
4. 魔道祖師番外集 5. 人渣反派自救系統

Lin Chi Ling
Takagi Naoko
Kathy Lam
Jimmy Liao
Murakami Haruki
6. 剛剛好的優雅:
7. 媽媽的每一天:
8. (tie)
Mobu's Diary
8. (tie) The Stars Are the Eyes of
the Dark Night
8. (tie)
Murakami T Haruki Murakami


Taiwan male celebrity photobooks continued to sell well, with rising star Hao Shih from the BL drama Plus & Minus coming in first. Actor Adam Lin and model Edward Chang's photobooks, both spearheaded by renowned photographer Timothy, followed in second and third place. Three female model photobooks – Mizuki Xiang, Ili Cheng and Qun Qun – also made the top ten.

We Best Love star YU's solo photobook ranked sixth, and photobooks from the We Best Love series sold well, as did books related to the Taiwan BL titles My Tooth Your Love, Your Name Engraved Herein, DNA Says I Love You and HIStory. The commemorative book for the hit Hong Kong drama Forever Young At Heart was the top-selling TV program photobook.

Hao Shih
Adam Lin
Edward Chang
Mizuki Lin
WBL Boys
1. HAO About Love



4. 與你襄遇

5. WBL Boys' Vacation

Yang Yu Teng
Gino Bai
Ili Cheng
Qun Qun
6. (tie)
Light & Shadow
6. (tie)
No. Gino
8. (tie)
Pure Mature
8. (tie)

Top 10 Chinese Writers

1. Yi Shu
2. Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
3. Ni Kuang
4. Chu Lam
5. Singsing Kitchen
6. Sara Cheung
7. (tie) Guan Xin Ze Luan
7. (tie) Maggie Lau
9. Jimmy Liao
10. Salun

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Published January 13, 2023

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