Translation tales

Updated: 2012-10-19 10:46

(China Daily)

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Lin Wen-yueh, a prominent Japanese-Chinese translator from Taiwan, is coming to Guangzhou on Oct 21 to share her experiences in translating The Tale of Genji, a world-renowned Japanese classical literature.

Written by a noblewoman named Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, the tale concentrates on the romantic life of Genji, a prince, and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time. Most of the female characters in the tale have a tragic ending after struggling for love and life in the palace. As a female, Lin successfully makes the tale more tear-jerking with her delicate writing style.

3 pm-5 pm, Oct 21. Fangsuo Commune, TaiKoo Hui Shopping Mall, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe district, Guangzhou. 020-3868-2327.