Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Tsukuru Tazaki" Is One of the Top Three "Notable Foreign Works" in China Last Year

An article in China Daily announced that Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki was one of the top three "notable foreign works" published in China in 2013. The other two were Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel and Lean In by Cheryl Sandberg, a book dealing with gender equality. 
The article also states that Haruki Murakami is the second highest-grossing foreign author in China, following J.K. Rowling and preceding Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. By calculating the numbers given in the article, one realizes that 7% of books published in China are translations (compared to 3% in the US, 2.5% in the UK, 12% in Germany, 15% in France, 24% in Spain and 46%[!] in Poland, according to publishingperspectives.com).


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