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2 December 2013

Stories from 2 December 2013

Blogging the Simple and Impossible Task of Literary Translation

2 December 2013

British writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn is blogging his progress as he translates Blue Flowers, a novel by Brazilian writer Carola Saavedra, from Portuguese into English, a process that “is both simple and impossible”: So over these next couple of months I’m going to try to articulate what for me are the delights...

Spain Regional Education Minister Steps in it with Translation Gaffe

2 December 2013

Spain's Regional Minister of Education for the Balearic Islands, Joana Maria Camps (@joanamariacamps), has proven herself not very familiar with one of the most important studies on education: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In a parliamentary session on November 21, she talked [ca]...

China: Father's Role

2 December 2013

Offbeat China introduced a new popular TV program called “Where Are We Going, Dad?”. The show arranges five celebrity dads and their young kids to fulfill various outdoor tasks in the form of competition without the presence of moms. Below is one of the netizens’ comment quoted by the blogger:...

Hong Kong: Action to Preserve the Tai Long Sai Country Park

2 December 2013

Facebook campaign group, Save our Country Park, organized a hiking trip to Tai Long Sai Wan on December 1 to show their support to the government's plan to expand the country park protection zone to a local village so as to prevent large private development project destroying the park.

Taiwan: Protest Against Legislation on Marriage Equality

2 December 2013

The Legislative Yuan in Taiwan passed the first reading of the “marriage equality“ bill [zh] on Oct 25, 2013. On Nov 30, more than 300000 people protested against this bill, in particular against the proposal on same-sex marriage. J. Michael Cole, a Taipei-based freelance journalist, described what he observed in...

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