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Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

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As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.

Video: Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Explains How 'Good Writers' Language Has Personality'

Chinese novelist Mo Ya, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
ArtsEducation

In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.

Interview: Debut Novelist Weighs In With Towering Portrayal of 19th-Century India

Arts

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's 984-page blockbuster, which he translated from his own Urdu original, is a definitive fictional recreation of 19th-century New Delhi.

Book Excerpt: 'Northern Girls' by Sheng Keyi

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Arts

In this excerpt from her debut novel, one of China's leading new novelists puts a human face on the phenomenon of mass migration. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, November 27.

'Konglish' Not Spoken Here: Asia Society Korea Center Targets Signs and Schoolbooks

Education

An ambitious new two-pronged initiative by Asia Society Korea Center targets both fractured English in the public sphere and biased or inaccurate information in school textbooks.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
Arts

Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.