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The Kin­dle Paper­white X The For­bid­den City Cul­ture edi­tion is now avail­able on Ama­ and Alibaba’s Tmall. Four dif­fer­ent cov­ers are avail­able, themed on tal­ent and study, good luck, longevity and pros­per­ity. Each pack­age costs 1,266 yuan ($190), while each cover is priced at 388 yuan. Ama­zon Kin­dle has un­veiled a co­op­er­a­tive project with the Palace Mu­seum that al­lows cus­tomers to read a Kin­dle Paper­white with a cover de­sign in­spired by the For­bid­den City. Sept 18, with some 72 works cre­ated by ar­ti­sans in Suzhou, Jiangsu prov­ince, on olive pits. The ear­li­est pieces date to the Qing Dy­nasty (1644-1911). From Sept 23 to Oct 23, the Suzhou works will be re­placed by oth­ers show­ing the tech­niques of ar­ti­sans from Weifang, Shan­dong prov­ince, who sculpt mainly on peach pits and some­times on apri­cot pits. The ob­jects use pop­u­lar themes, in­clud­ing hu­man fig­ures, flow­ers, land­scapes and an­i­mals from the Chi­nese zo­diac.

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