Eastlit 2016 Popular Asiatic Literature

Eastlit 2016 Popular Asiatic Literature

2016 Popular Asiatic Literature: Old Bicycle in Udon by Graham LawrenceA very Happy New Year to all Eastlit’s readers, contributors and our team. Following what is becoming a tradition, here is the 2016 top thirty. This is now the fourth look at what is popular for a year. It is also the second time we have included the work from the Southlit Supplement that goes with every issue of Eastlit.

This year we see a mix of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and artwork and an in the 2016 popular Asiatic literature list.

If you want to see the previous years entries follow the links: 2014 Top Literature and 2013 Top Twenty, and the Eastlit 2015 Popular Asian Literature. And with no more ado, here are most read pieces of this year.

2016 Popular Asiatic Literature:

  1. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel.
  2. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran.
  3. Eastern Poetry by Graham Lawrence.
  4. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei.
  5. 377 by Manoj Nair.
  6. The Puppet Tree Illustration by Vasan Sitthiket.
  7. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr.
  8. The Inherited Journey by Shehzad Ghias Shaikh.
  9. Family Drama by Juanita Kakoty.
  10. Stefan by Manoj Nair.
  11. Gwi’Shin by Todd Sullivan.
  12. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh.
  13. Photograph by Ages Chew.
  14. Dead Drunk in Vientiane & Other Poems by Karlo Sevilla.
  15. Still Life and Two Other Poems by Anna Yin.
  16. Lelia by Adonis Zambrano Hornoz.
  17. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West.
  18. Conversations in the Sky by Preh Memon.
  19. Jong Il, from Yang Pyeong by Eric Stinton.
  20. White Lady by Tina Isaacs.
  21. Foreigners Spell Sex & Other Poems by Louie Crew Clay.
  22. Apples Are Grown in Aomori by Ian Rogers.
  23. Memory Lane by Sumayyah Malik.
  24. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao.
  25. A Block Party in Burma by Dorothy Hom.
  26. His Northern Hemisphere and Other Poems by Alton Melvar M Dapanas.
  27. Happy Encounter in a Rainy Christmas Night by Minglu Zeng.
  28. Dreams of Old Shanghai by Colin W. Campbell.
  29. Ate Keng & Other Poems by Erwin Ponce.
  30. Requiem by Theophilus Kwek.

Top 20 Countries where Eastlit was Read in 2016 (in alphabetical order)

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • China and Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA
  • Vietnam

Statistics

Year on Year Readership Change 2014 to 2015

  • +22% January 2016 on January 2015.
  • +12% February 2016 on February 2015.
  • +5% March 2016 on March 2015.
  • +26% April 2016 on April 2015.
  • +20% May 2016 on May 2015.
  • +25% June 2016 on June 2015.
  • +43% July 2016 on July 2015.
  • +3% August 2016 on August 2015.
  • +89% September 2016 on September 2015.
  • +15% October 2016 on October 2015.
  • +45% November 2016 on November 2015.
  • +15% December 2016 on December 2015.

Year by Year Readership Change

  • +770% from year 2012 to 2013 (only 1 issue in 2012)
  • +52% from year 2013 to 2014
  • +10% from year 2014 to 2015 (only 10 issues is 2015)
  • +23% from year 2015 to 2016

Other News

The all time top thirty will be released later in a separate post. This may be in February. We continue to look at offering some writers the chance to have their work exposed in the ESL environment. I mentioned this an earlier news post on developments in literature in Eastlit. This would of course get your writing read by huge numbers. You name would also be far better known. ESL websites are far more read than any literary ones.

Thank you for your amazing support through 2016. We at Eastlit hopes you will continue to enjoy the journal in 2017. Once again I will introduce one or two new things in 2017. We like to develop as the years go by. But the main aim is to keep Eastlit vibrant and relevant to you as readers and writers. And to make sure that Eastlit plays it part as the poets, writers and artists of Asia take their place alongside those from more traditional literary regions.

And if you want to support Eastlit’s aims you can like, share or even donate – link below (for credit card donation click continue at the bottom):




 

Lastly

If anyone has any comments or suggestions on anything to do with Eastlit please get in touch with the editor. All feedback is listened to, considered and appreciated! We are also looking for guest editorials and a possible volunteer for the editorial board. If anyone wants to be interviewed for Eastlit, let me know. Oh and if you like us, linking to our site is always appreciated!

Have a great 2017.

Cheers.

Graham.

Eastlit Support for 2016 to 2017

Donations to Help Eastlit (note: eastlit1 at g mail for PayPal donations)

Eastlit Support. One Dollar. Please helpIt is that time ot the year again where we start to try and raise a little money for Eastlit support to cover costs and other things. From 2016 to 2017 we would like to use some of the money raised on a few modest adverts through social media and literary circles. This will help to get more readers for the fiction, poetry, artwork and other creative writing focused on East, Southeast and South Asia. Even though we are currently seeing growth in readership of 30% on last year, more can be done. All in all I think it is best to do what we can without introducing advertising to cover it.

All donations of even a few dollars help and on social media some advertising campaigns can be run a a fairly small budget. Eastlit as our long term readers know is advertisement free at the request of contributors and readers. We genuinely hope to continue with this policy. However, there are bills to pay and every little helps. The donation link is below this paragraph and has been activated on many pages. If you prefer to make a financial, prize or gift donation in a different way, please contact Graham. If you have any questions about how you can help Eastlit or what we use donations for, please contact us through the Eastlit contact page.




As you may be aware our editorial board and advisory team are all voluntary. My time is also provided free and the only income to help support Eastlit comes from this annual call.

Of course the Eastlit the team will do its best to continue bringing you what we think is interesting Asian focused English literature and artwork. We will also continue to try and support new and emerging poets and writers especially those within our region, and keep Eastlit to its monthly schedule however demanding this becomes.

Eastlit Support in Other Ways

If you cannot help with a donation, spreading the word about Eastlit, or this request helps. If you have any other idea’s I would love to hear too.

Cheers.

Graham

Eastlit Literature News 2016

Literature News 2016 by Eastlit: Eastlit March 2016.There is quite a lot in this Eastlit Literature News 2016 post! In the coming year, I have a number of plans to move Eastlit forward. These involve offering our contributors wider audiences and our readers a greater variety. Part of this will be to share our Asian writers work in other regions of the world that Eastlit does not currently have a high profile in. We will be looking for partners to help both us and them to offer new audiences.

A new services page will also be added. The aim of this will be to offer support and background services to writers and poets who need a little help. We want to help you get your work published. We want to help you feel confident that your work is great. These services will be offered by a small group of native speaker/writers based in developing countries. That means the prices will be a lot more affordable for many.

We also have a serialization coming up in the second half of the year and a small special issue celebrating the poetry of the African diaspora in Hong Kong.

All the details of this literature news 2016 are below.

Partnerships with Other Journals

Eastlit is looking for partnerships with other similar journals covering the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Middle-East
  • Latin America
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe

The plan is to work as partners to announce each issue of each others journals. But more than this, the idea is that every year we will each run one or two special issues highlighting the work of selected poets and writers from each of our diasporas. This will hopefully help build far bigger audiences for each of our local writers.

I am looking to partner with online journals of a similar nature to Eastlit. That means:

  • Not affiliated to any organization, company or institution.
  • Established for at least a year with at least 4 issues published.
  • With some form of editorial board.
  • But mostly with a desire to see the literatrue of your locality get the readership it deserves.

Journal owners etc please contact Graham if interested or use the Eastlit contact page.

Services

I will soon be adding a special page for these. However, they are all ready to run now. So if you want to get in early drop me a line. The services that will be offered are:

  • Writing Mentor Service
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Publishing and Printing Service covering India and the sub-Continent:
    • If you are interested in publication, marketing and distribution service in this locale, let me know.
  • Creative Writing classes.
  • Developing Creativity classes.

All of the above are at special rates more suited to Asia than the West. For example, many are about 30% of what you would pay in a western country, but still done by a native speaker/writer.

Eastlit Literature News 2016: Eastlit Extras

As mentioned above, in the next couple of months a special slim poetry of the African diaspora in Hong Kong will be published byEastlit. We are also interested in publishing other special issues to highlight particular groups. Years ago we had the chance to publish literature from a Burmese refugee camp until demands for corruption money descended. It would be nice to get back to this kind of opportunity.

In the second half of the year, we will serialize a collection of shorts plus artwork by one of Eastlit’s old regular contributors.

Other Literature News 2016

Remember if you want e-mail notifications of when the next issue Eastlit is out, you can sign up for our Eastlit Newsletter. We only use this to inform people of an issue coming out, or a news post like this coming out. You will not be inundated with rubbish. There are also our usual social media links.

Eastlit readership is currently up 18% on last year. It is also at all time record levels. I am predicting growth of 30% for the year based on acceleration of readership and that last year we only published 10 issues. We will see, but it will definitely be a good year for our contributors in getting their work read!

I got this piece of news from Kristine Ong Muslim whose piece Dark Clocks was published by Eastlit in January 2015:

My short story collection Age of Blight (Unnamed Press, 2016) has just been released.

My book A Room Full of Machines (ELJ Publications, 2015) contained the poem “Dark Clocks,” which appeared in the January 2015 issue of Eastlit.

Lifeboat (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2015) is another poetry collection.

Ok well that is all the development and literature news 2016. I hope 2016 is going well for everyone and you continue to enjoy Eastlit.

Cheers

Graham

 

 

Eastlit 2015 Popular Asian Literature

Eastlit 2015 Popular Asian Literature.

2015 Popular Asian Literature. Eastlit: JoHo by Graham Lawrence

Happy New Year to all our readers and contributors. Following tradition, here is the 2015 top thirty. This is the third look at what is popular for a year. The start of Southlit Supplement has added a new region. So I have increased the usual top 20 to a top 30 this year.

This year we see a mix of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, artwork and an interview in the 2015 popular Asian literature list.

If you want to see the previous years entries follow the links: 2014 Top Literature and 2013 Top Twenty. But with no more ado, here are this years.

2015 Popular Asian Literature:

  1. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel.
  2. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr.
  3. Eastern Poetry by Graham Lawrence.
  4. Translucence & The Exile by James Underwood
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei.
  6. The Writing is on the White Board by Connla Stokes
  7. Boxing Day ’13 by Hồn Du Mục
  8. The Puppet Tree Illustration by Vasan Sitthiket.
  9. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran.
  10. A Descendant of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng
  11. At the Frozen Lakeshore and China by Minglu Zeng
  12. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh.
  13. Poem by Preeyakit Buranasin.
  14. Ashwin Mudigonda Interview by Graham Lawrence
  15. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West.
  16. 21 Rupees and 25 Paisa by Vidya Panicker
  17. The Man Root by L.P. Lee
  18. Love Story for a Foreign Girl by Fiona Cheong
  19. Still Life and Two Other Poems by Anna Yin
  20. Return to Gander by Xiaowen Zeng
  21. Ma’s Mosquito Moment by Hong-My Basrai
  22. Fifth Daughter of Tung by Paula Tan
  23. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao
  24. Junko & Other Poems by Yumiko Tsumura
  25. Morning Music by Jonathan Ng
  26. Hibakusha by L.P. Lee
  27. Violin Girl by T-net Quiring
  28. High Water & Other Poems by Reid Mitchell
  29. Family Drama by Juanita Kakoty
  30. Reliving World War II in the Philippines by Carol Colborn

Top 20 Countries where Eastlit was Read in 2015 (in alphabetical order)

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • China and Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA
  • Vietnam

Statistics

Year on Year Readership Change 2014 to 2015

  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.
  • +9% March 2015 on March 2014.
  • +10% April 2015 on April 2014.
  • +8% May 2015 on May 2104.
  • 0% June 2015 on June 2014.
  • +1% July 2015 on July 2014.
  • +21% August 2015 on August 2014.
  • +1% September 2015 on September 2014. (No issue)
  • +26% October 2015 on October 2014.
  • +2% November 2015 on November 2014. (No issue)
  • +14% December 2015 on December 2014

Year by Year Readership Change

  • +770% from year 2012 to 2013 (only 1 issue in 2012)
  • +52% from year 2013 to 2014
  • +10% from year 2014 to 2015 (only 10 issues is 2015)

Other News

Thank you for your brilliant support over 2015. The whole team at Eastlit hopes you will continue to enjoy the journal in 2016. I will again introduce one or two new things in 2016. We like to develop as the years go by. But the main aim is to keep Eastlit vibrant and relevant to you as readers and writers.

If anyone has any comments or suggestions on anything to do with Eastlit please get in touch with the editor. All feedback is listened to, considered and appreciated! We are also looking for guest editorials and a possible volunteer for the editorial board. If anyone wants to be interviewed for Eastlit, let me know. Oh and if you like us, linking to our site is always appreciated!

Have a great 2016.

Cheers.

Graham.

Recently Published Literature & Other News

News

Well thanks to those of you who have been following these news segments over the 3 years of Eastlit. The good news is that Eastlit will be continuing into its fourth year and heading back to a monthly publication. Apart from that I do have a poetry reading to add to Eastlit Live. This will go up in the next few months. If anyone else has any multimedia stuff they would like us to add, please let me know. You can go through the submissions link.

Anyway enough of me rambling on. Below is some information on some recently published literature by writers previously featured by Eastlit, and a few statistics for those interested in such things.

Recently Published Literature

I have recently noticed that some writers previously published in Eastlit have been doing well elsewhere. Below is a rundown on their recently published literature and some links to their Eastlit work. It will be great if you can support these writers by spreading the word, taking a look and/or purchasing copies as is appropriate. For the record I neither want nor recieve anything for this, and decide what works to mention!

Yumiko Tsumura

Eastlit: Poetry Kanto 2015. Yumiko TsumuraPoetry Kanto 2015 front page features 5 short poetry translations by Yumiko Tsumura. The translations are of poetry by acclaimed Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraishi. Yumiko is a hard working writer who not only works on translation, but also pens her own work.

Yumiko Tsumura has had the following work published in Eastlit:

Iain Maloney

Eastlit: Recently Published Literature: Silma Hill. Iain MaloneyAmazon has big discounts on Iain Maloney’s two novels, Silma Hill and First Time Solo. There are synopses of both at the Amazon link. Iain is a Japan based writer. He is also on the Eastlit editorial board. Apart from that he is a decent guy who keeps control of his own creative ideas by using indie publishers. So why not take a look and give him some support?

Iain has been with us and actively involved at Eastlit almost from the start, first as a writer and later as a member of the editorial board.

Iain Maloney has had the following work published by Eastlit:

Statistics

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.
  • +9% March 2015 on March 2014.
  • +10% April 2015 on April 2014.
  • +8% May 2015 on May 2104.
  • 0% June 2015 on June 2014.
  • +1% July 2015 on July 2014.
  • +21% August 2015 on August 2014.
  • +1% September 2015 on September 2014.
  • +26% October 2015 on October 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong.
  • India.
  • Japan.
  • Malaysia.
  • Philippines.
  • Singapore.
  • Thailand.
  • United Kingdom.
  • United States.
  • Vietnam.

Cheers

Graham

Popular Asian literature and Eastlit News

Announcement

These monthly lists will become less regular. They may be quarterly. The January yearly list will also be continued. It seems to be time to concentrate on other areas of news and development in what is limited time each month. So having said that, here is another list.

Popular Asian Literature

Popular Asian Literature. Eastlit June 2015 Cover. Picture: Shizi Gou #17 by Wen Zhang. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.Here are the updated lists of popular Asian literature found in Eastlit. These Eastlit lists pf popular Asian literature includes all the popular work including fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. I have also updated the all time list of popular Asian literature. Links to each piece are included.

You can access these pieces of popular Asian literature form the links on this page or the links in the navigation bar or through our archive. Hopefully, you will also spend a little time reading some of the other material. We all know the most popualr is not always the best and what people like is very subjective.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian Literature Last Seven Day:

  1. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  2. Poem by Preeyakit Buranasin (October 2014).
  3. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).
  4. Gold Moments by Colin W. Campbell (May 2015).
  5. The Boy of Mt. Puh by Minglu Zheng (April 2015).

Popular Asian Literature Last Thirty Days:

  1. Zara AdcockAn Eastlit Interview by Graham Lawrence (June 2015).
  2. A Knock on the Door by Rahad Abir (June 2015).
  3. Bitter Potion & Other Poems by Mai Văn Phấn (June 2014).
  4. Uneven Path & Other Poems by Gopal Lahiri (May 2015).
  5. Saving Princess Pingyang by Sze-Leng Tan (June 2015).

Popular Asian Literature All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  5. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  6. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  7. A Descendant of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  8. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  9. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  10. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.
  • +9% March 2015 on March 2014.
  • +10% April 2015 on April 2014.
  • +8% May 2015 on May 2104.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong.
  • India.
  • Japan.
  • Malaysia.
  • Philippines.
  • Singapore.
  • Thailand.
  • United Kingdom.
  • United States.
  • Vietnam.

Other Eastlit News

The next issue of Eastlit will probably be out around the end of June or start of July. Due to family commitments, I have a lot less free time this month.

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Asian English Literature

Popular Asian English Literature

Popular Asian English Literature: Eastlit April 2015 Cover. Picture: Pingyao in Winter by Xenia Taiga. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of popular Asian English literature found in Eastlit. Unfortunately time means these are getting later and later. Sorry for that. Eastlit includes all the popular Asian English literature including fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. Eastlit’s all time list of popular Asian English literature has also been updated. Due to popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this popular Asian English literature and artwork can be read from the links on this page or just make use of the links in the top menu. Eastlit’s archive can be used for navigation, too. Hopefully it will also give you an opportunity to read some of the less read pieces. After all, we all know well read does not always mean the best!

The next issue of Eastlit will be out around the end of April or start of May.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian English Literature Last Seven Day:

  1. The Boy of Mt. Puh by Minglu Zeng (April 2015).
  2. Common Filipino Funeral Superstitions Rebutted by Reynold P. Macaranas (March 2013).
  3. The Puppet Tree Illustration by Vasan Sitthiket (October 2013).
  4. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  5. Nights by M. D. Tahsin (April 2015).

Popular Asian English Literature Last Thirty Days:

  1. The Boy of Mt. Puh by Minglu Zeng (April 2015).
  2. On Meeting the 100% Perfect Gay Man One April Evening by Connla Stokes (April 2015).
  3. Tendai Mwanaka: An Eastlit Interview by Graham Lawrence (April 2015).
  4. Junko & Other Poetry by Yumiko Tsumura (April 2015).
  5. Caught by Anna Yin (April 2015).

Popular Asian English Literature All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  7. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  8. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  9. A Descendant of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  10. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.
  • +9% March 2015 on March 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Best Read Asian Literature in Eastlit

Best Read Asian Literature on Eastlit

Best Read Asian Literature in Eastlit March 2015 Cover. Picture by Stuart Coward. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of best read Asian literature found in Eastlit. Unfortunately time means these are getting later and later. Sorry for that. Eastlit includes all the best read Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. Eastlit’s all time list of best read Asian literature has also been updated. Due to popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this bets read Asian literature and artwork can be read from the links on this page or just make use of the links in the top menu. Eastlit’s archive can be used for navigation, too. Hopefully it will also give you an opportunity to read some of the less read pieces. After all, we all know well read does not always mean the best!

The next issue of Eastlit will be out around the end of March or start of April.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Best Read Asian Literature Last Seven Day:

  1. A Descendent of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  2. The Paddle Steamer by Iftekhar Sayeed (March 2015).
  3. Return to Gander by Xiaowen Zeng (March 2015).
  4. The White Fox by L.P. Lee (March 2015).
  5. High Water by Reid Mitchell (March 2015).

Best Read Asian Literature Last Thirty Days:

  1. Ashwin Mudigonda: An Eastlit interview by Graham Lawrence (March 2015).
  2. Return to Gander by Xiaowen Zeng (March 2015).
  3. Morning Music by Jonathan Ng (March 2015).
  4. High Water by Reid Mitchell (March 2015).
  5. Mr. Ranjan’s Student by Nadeem Zaman (March 2015).

Best Read Asian Literature All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  8. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  9. Translucence & The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  10. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • Bangladesh
  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Asian Creative Writing

Popular Asian Creative Writing

Eastlit February 2015 Cover. Picture: Colombo Train by Gill Morris. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of popular Asian creative writing found in Eastlit. Apologies for being a little later than normal. We still include all the most popular Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. Our all time list of popular Asian creative writing has also been updated. Due to popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this popular Asian creative writing and artwork can be read from the links on this page or you can make use of the links in the top menu. The Eastlit archive can be used, too. Hopefully it will also give you an opportunity to read some of the less read pieces. As we all know well read does not always mean the best!

The next issue of Eastlit in 2015 issue will be out around the end of February or start of March.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian Creative Writing Last Seven Day:

  1. Boxing Day ’13 by Hồn Du Mục (February 2015).
  2. The Writing is on the White Board by Connla Stokes (February 2015).
  3. At the Frozen Lakeshore and China by Minglu Zeng (February 2015).
  4. Yu Sheng by Daniel Emlyn-Jones (February 2015).
  5. 21 Rupees and 25 Paisa by Vidya Panicker  (February 2015).

Popular Asian Creative Writing Last Thirty Days:

  1. The Writing is on the White Board by Connla Stokes (February 2015).
  2. Boxing Day ’13 by Hồn Du Mục (February 2015).
  3. Translucence and The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  4. At the Frozen Lakeshore and China by Minglu Zeng (February 2015).
  5. 21 Rupees and 25 Paisa by Vidya Panicker  (February 2015).

Popular Asian Creative Writing All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  8. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  9. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  10. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on Januaru 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • Canada
  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Eastern Writing

Popular Eastern Writing

Popular Eastern Writing: Eastlit January 2015 Cover. Picture: Seattle Asiatown Temple by Allen Forrest. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of popular Eastern writing found in Eastlit. Apologies for being a little later than normal. We continue to include the most popular Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the past seven and thirty days. The all time list of popular Eastern writing has also been updated too. By popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this popular Eastern writing and artwork can be navigated to from the links on the page or by making use of the links in the top bar. You can use the Eastlit archive. It will also give you another opportunity to read some of the less popular pieces. As we all know popular does not always mean best!

The second 2015 issue of Eastlit will be out around the end of January or start of February.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Eastern Writing Last Seven Day:

  1. A Descendant of the Emperor Shang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  2. Fifth Daughter of Tung by Paula Tan (January 2015).
  3. The Man Root by L.P. Lee (January 2015).
  4. Thomas Donaldson Art (January 2014).
  5. Keeping Tabs by Chua Yini (January 2015).

Popular Eastern Writing Last Thirty Days:

  1. Translucence and The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  2. Fifth Daughter of Tung by Paula Tan (January 2015).
  3. A Descendant of the Emperor Shang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  4. After Mid-Autumn & Other Poems by Ting Wei Tai (January 2015).
  5. Malaysee-ah, negaramu by JoAnn LoSavio (January 2015).

Popular Eastern Writing All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  8. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  9. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  10. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham