Joan Chan spreads Chinese literature to English speakers with new book

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Chinese essays, novels translated for English readers in ‘East Meets West’

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“East Meets West” includes Chinese-to-English translations of prose essays and novels. Chan includes biographies of the writers, maps, illustrations and her commentary with each translation, giving readers a complete overview of the text.

Author Joan Chan introduces Western audiences to classic Chinese literature, customs and traditions in her new book, “East Meets West” (published by AuthorHouse UK), the first in a planned four-part series.

“East Meets West” includes Chinese-to-English translations of prose essays and novels. Chan includes biographies of the writers, maps, illustrations and her commentary with each translation, giving readers a complete overview of the text.

Chan outlines the parallels between Eastern and Western texts and brings her own touches to the translations. Her goal is to highlight the similarities between Eastern and Western cultures and illustrate how both cultures have more in common than originally perceived.

An excerpt from “East Meets West”:

“My main purpose of writing this book is for the multitude of the ordinary people to enjoy Chinese classical literature and to approach this big issue from a very easy path to the kingdom of the wise but rather sceptical Chinese philosophy and the beautiful but sometimes rather difficult ancient Chinese classics.”

“East Meets West”
By Joan Chan
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781449021276
E-Book | 202 pages | ISBN 9781467004862
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Joan Chan was born in Hong Kong and currently resides in the United Kingdom. She has worked in a variety of positions, including as an editor, reporter, teacher, interpreter, translator and volunteer.

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