Chinese Novel Translation

22 May 19
Matthews' Blog

Philippe Paquet’s ‘Simon Leys’ By Nicholas Haggerty May 13, 2019 ChinaNonfictionForeign Affairs Mathew Lynn, Portrait of Pierre Ryckmans (Simon Leys), 2010 (Courtesy of the artist) In the second half of the twentieth century, the definition of a public intellectual underwent a gradual but profound change, as generalists gave way to academic specialists. Sinology makes for […]

22 May 19
Ebook Mania

SUMMARY: A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole Mones creates an unforgettable story of love and desire, of family ties and human conflict, and of one woman’s struggle to lose herself in a foreign land–only to discover her home, her heart, herself.At dawn in Beijing, Alice Mannegan pedals a bicycle through the deserted streets. An American by birth, a translator by profession, she spends her nights in Beijing’s smoke-filled bars, and the Chinese men she so desires never misunderstand her intentions. All around her rushes the air of China, the scent of history and change, of a world where she has come to escape her father’s love and her own pain. It is a world in which, each night as she slips from her hotel, she hopes to lose herself forever.For Alice, it began with a phone call from an American archaeologist seeking a translator. And it ended in an intoxicating journey of the heart–one that would plunge her into a nation’s past, and into some of the most rarely glimpsed regions of China. Hired by an archaeologist searching for the bones of Peking Man, Alice joins an expedition that penetrates a vast, uncharted land and brings Professor Lin Shiyang into her life. As they draw closer to unearthing the secret of Peking Man, as the group’s every move is followed, their every whisper recorded, Alice and Lin find shelter in each other, slowly putting to rest the ghosts of their pasts. What happens between them becomes one of the most breathtakingly erotic love stories in recent fiction. Indeed, Lost in Translation is a novel about love–between a nation and its past, between a man and a memory, between a father and a daughter. Its powerful impact confirms the extraordinary gifts of a master storyteller, Nicole Mones.

22 May 19
Ebook Mania

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. ** When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family’s future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly’s story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, *Girl in Translation* is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.

22 May 19
Tacoma Retired Men's Bookclub

For years, movie goers and readers have been fascinated with the fictional possibilities that arise with the premise of a man or woman—or even a cast of characters—actually living for a time in a hotel. In my lifetime, Hollywood as given us such hotel works as Neil Simon’s 1971 production, “Plaza Suite,” with the puckish […]

21 May 19
Ivaanaswords

“In long space, human prospects are extreme, Alone as snow drifts up, you watch the distance- The work of quiet breathing precludes fellow hermits. Chanting idle rhymes, you neglect to carry firewood.”                                                                      ~  Hsi Chou (Chinese Buddhist poet monk) I was 6 months old when my parents took me to Bodhgaya (a village located […]

21 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the impact of U.S. efforts to shut out Huawei, the future of India’s government and Rihanna’s next act. If exit polls are to be believed, India seems poised to bring back Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The official results, scheduled to be […]

21 May 19
System Translation

Tsukumojuku was missing, presumed dead, and it seemed my days of adventure had ended. I went to school, barely spoke to anyone but Mum, and had my nose in a book all day long, at school or at home. Even though I’d had no friends as a child, and rarely went outside, I’d not been […]

21 May 19
Newsy Today

(Would you like to receive this information by e-mail? This is the registration.) Good morning, We cover the battlefield continuously between the White House and Congress, the US pressure is growing Huawei, and the fifth direct journey to N.B.A. finals for Warriors of the Golden State. President Trump's secrecy fight emerges Lawyer for Donald McGahn, […]

21 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the continuing battle between the White House and Congress, the growing U.S. pressure on Huawei, and the fifth straight trip to the N.B.A. finals for the Golden State Warriors. The lawyer for Donald McGahn, the former White House counsel, said that […]

21 May 19
Archy news nety

(Do you want to receive this briefing by e-mail? Here is the registration.) Good morning, We cover the constant struggle between the White House and Congress, the growing American pressure Huaweiand the fifth straight journey to the N.B.A. finals for the Golden State Warriors. President Trump's secrecy is escalating The lawyer for Donald McGahn, the […]

21 May 19
Newsy Today

(Would you like to receive this information by e-mail? This is the registration.) Good morning, We start today with a disorganization Government of Austria, an exit poll in the Gaeltacht Indian elections and a man scaling Eiffel Tower. The new turmoil came when the governing coalition collapsed this weekend, when a video was published showing […]

21 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We start today with chaos in the Austrian government, exit polls in the Indian elections and a man scaling the Eiffel Tower. The far-right Freedom Party pulled out its remaining ministers and cast adrift important parts of the government. The fresh turmoil came […]

21 May 19
Archy news nety

The chaos of Austria is growing The extreme right-wing Party of Freedom took out the remaining ministers and instigated important parts of the government. The new turmoil came when the government coalition collapsed this weekend, when a video appeared that the vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache of the Freedom Party, appeared, promising government contracts to the niece […]

20 May 19
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Sleeps With Monsters: Forthcoming (Queer) Novels Starring (Queer) Women: A few days before I sat down to write this post, I asked a wide range of my acquaintance on the hellsite known as Twitter whether there were any novels or novellas featuring f/f relationships or starring queer women that they knew and were looking forward […]

20 May 19
The Mex Files

Herbierto Frias (1870 – 1925) was the best kind of journalist… a fuck-up who could write with sympathy and understanding.  Best known for his anonymous novel, Tomóchic, published serially in El Democrata in 1893, a novelized version of a  military atrocity — the raid on dissident Tarahuma villagers in 1891 in which he participated as […]

20 May 19
Archy news nety

India & # 39; s choices If exit polls are to be believed, India seems ready to bring back Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The official results, announced on Thursday, will reveal what kind of voters the government wants for the country. A victory for Mr. Modi's Bharatiya Janata party would confirm that Indians want a […]

20 May 19
K-Bops in K-Pop

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I wanted to do something a little different. I’m a huge reader (I work in a library so I always have a book on hand) and I’ve been making a conscious effort this year to read more non-white non-male authors in addition to reading more immigrant narratives. […]