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Book Selectio Criteria

Book Selection Criteria

The book chosen for 1C1B each year will be: 

  1. of evident literary quality 

  2. conducive to reflection and discussion

  3. of proven appeal to a broad audience, including younger readers

  4. in print and widely accessible, preferably in both Chinese and English


Book Selection Process

  1. Nominations for each year’s book are accepted year-round via the 1C1B website and at 1C1B events. Anyone may submit a nomination.

  2. The 1C1B directors begin the selection process by narrowing the public nominations to a shortlist. 

  3. The directors submit the shortlist to the 1C1B Advisory Board, which makes a final selection from the shortlist.

Book Selectio Process
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