Tag Archives: Literature

Beijing: Air Pollution versus Chinese Poetry


Cancer is the number one cause of death in China and lung cancer is the leading form. The air in and around Beijing regularly tests 20 times higher for pollutant particles than deemed safe by the World Health Organization and had a reported 168 days of unsafe air in 2016. A couple of weeks ago(…)

The English Book Translation Adventures: The Final Chapter


In our last look at some of our favourite books written in the English language that have been translated into multiple other languages, we have a somewhat eclectic mix for you: which ones have you read? Game of Thrones, George R R Martin Unless you have been living under that proverbial rock that all non-pop(…)

Most Popular Books in English That Have Been Translated


The bible is said to be the most translated book in the world. Translated from the alleged original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Koiné Greek, there are thought to be at least 530 full translations of the bible, and over 2800 partial ones from revered passages. So if you are stuck for something to read(…)