English Translations of Chinese Texts from the Pre-Qin through Han Period, 2010–2020: Publishing Trends and Quality Assurance

English Translations of Chinese Texts from the Pre-Qin through Han Period, 2010–2020: Publishing Trends and Quality Assurance
2010年至2020年先秦两汉典籍英译本——出版趋势和质量保证

Carl Gene Fordham
傅君恺

Doctoral Candidate at Peking University
北京大学博士生

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Chinese version originally published today on 古典文献学微刊 here.

Between Languages 005: Words for 2021

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Words for 2021

In this episode I share the second part of the Guardian poll which asked readers to select words to describe this year (2020) and the one coming up (2021). Chinese translations are provided where necessary.

1. better /ˈbɛtə/

2. hope /həʊp/, hopeful /ˈhəʊpfʊl/

3. worse /wəːs/

4. uncertain /ʌnˈsəːt(ə)n/

5. recovery /rɪˈkʌv(ə)ri/

6. renewal /rɪˈnjuːəl/, regenerative /rɪˈdʒɛn(ə)rətɪv/

7. apprehensive /aprɪˈhɛnsɪv/

8. optimistic /ɒptɪˈmɪstɪk/, sanguine /ˈsaŋɡwɪn/

9. tentative /ˈtɛntətɪv/

10. transformative /transˈfɔːmətɪv/

Between Languages 004: Words to Describe 2020

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Words to Describe 2020

The Guardian asked its readers which words they would use to describe 2020. Let me share them with you — you might find them useful.

1. sh*t /ˈʃɪt/ (also sh*thouse /ˈʃɪthəʊs/, sh*tshow /ˈʃɪtʃəʊ/, sh*tstorm /ˈʃɪtstɔːm/)

2. f*cked /fʌkt/

3. exhausting /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪŋ/

4. challenging /ˈtʃalɪn(d)ʒɪŋ/

5. unprecedented /ʌnˈprɛsɪdɛntɪd/

6. devastating /ˈdɛvəsteɪtɪŋ/

7. clusterf*ck /ˈklʌstəfʌk/

8. frustrating /frʌˈstreɪtɪŋ/

9. meh /mɛ/

10. overwhelming /əʊvəˈwɛlmɪŋ/

Between Languages 003: From Dark Materials to Mukbangs

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Words of the Week

1. 黑料 hēiliào

2. 社畜 shèchù

3. 瑞思拜 ruìsībài

4. 尬舞 gàwǔ

5. 懷孕 huáiyùn as in 耳朵怀孕了 (ěrduo huáiyùn le)

6. twerk(ing) /twəːkɪŋ/

7. cancel culture /ˈkans(ə)l ˈkʌltʃə/

8. fear of missing out /fɪə ɒv ˈmɪsɪŋ aʊt/ (FOMO) (/ˈfəʊməʊ/)

9. spill the tea /spɪl ðə tiː/

10. mukbang /ˈmʌkbɑŋ/