All posts tagged: German translation

Im Dienst des Diktators: Translation [2] — The Korean War Years

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German / North Korean border region / US-North Korea relations / War Crimes

Having now read a bit more than half of the new memoir/expose by former North Korean arms dealer Kim Jong Ryul, I wanted to share a few more thoughts about the book and translate another portion of the text. Although the book is getting attention for its detailed description of DPRK purchases in Vienna and the German-speaking world, not so many Anglophone commentators seem to care for the really Korean aspects of this story. Kim […]

Ten Bloody Years of Translation: Welcome to the New German “Dream of the Red Chamber” / 红楼梦

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China / Cultural Politics / German / Sino-German Relations

When I was in Hamburg this past July, I picked up a rather fascinating newspaper, in Chinese, published there, the Ouzhou Xinbao (“New European Newspaper”).  Apart from two very, very long articles from the Berlin 17 May 2009 Book Fair on the meaning of “democracy” and an advertisement for a very-well-paying job of teaching Chinese in Hamburg for a Confucius Institute, the highlight was the following: Ten Years of Heart-Blood Translation of “Red Chambers”: German […]