Who’s on top in Chinese fiction
November 30, 2009 by admin
The yearly top revenue based ranking of Chinese writers by Danwei provides, just as in previous editions, some highly interesting (and entertaining) insights in how the Chinese fans and readers are ticking. Don’t only go for the top few names, but read the by-lines, and occasionally check back grounds for the names listed – and [...]
Freshly brewed: The “Diversity Report 2009″ – Cultural diversity in translations of books: Mapping fiction authors across Europe.
November 10, 2009 by admin
Books allow ideas and stories to travel, and translations are the vehicle of choice. Oddly enough for such a fundamental mechanism at the core of culture and cultural diversity, we have little precise knowledge, and certainly no data based analysis about the patterns formed by those flows, and even less about the forces driving or [...]