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Survey Finds Awards Influence Readers' Choices When It Comes to Picking Books

A recent survey shows that the Mao Dun Literature Prize, the Lu Xun Literature Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature are among the book awards most easily recognized by Chinese netizens.

The survey, conducted by Beijing Normal University during the last two months of 2017, covered 5,262 Chinese netizens' knowledge about 35 domestic and foreign book awards including the National Book Award of the United States, France's Prix Goncourt Prize and the British Man Booker Prize.

It also covered attitudes toward the book awards and their voting procedures.