Covering China Best-seller “Kite Runner”: Taking Translator Invisibility to the Extreme

In How to Top China’s Best-seller List Without Really Trying, Alexa Olesen reports on a recent upsurge in sales of the Chinese edition of Khaled Hosseini’s Kite Runner (追风筝的人): Over the last nine years, The Kite Runner has sold more than 3 million copies in China. Nearly a third of that total comes from sales … Continue reading Covering China Best-seller “Kite Runner”: Taking Translator Invisibility to the Extreme

Transparent Translator Series: Q & A with Li Jihong, “Kite Runner” Chinese Translator

The Kite Runner /《追风筝的人》: An Afghan Childhood Re-packaged for the Middle Kingdom It was an intriguing sentence alluding to censorship in the translator’s post-script that initially piqued my curiosity: "There are certain places in the original text [of  Kite Runner] which are incompatible with Chinese sensitivities. Measuring his words ever so carefully, the translator has … Continue reading Transparent Translator Series: Q & A with Li Jihong, “Kite Runner” Chinese Translator