Five years after his arrest on charges of inciting separatism, Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate for Tibetan-language education, has been released from prison. He attempted to use legal avenues to reinstitute Tibetan-language...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 9, 2020
The Associated Press’ Huizhong Wu reports that at least 23 people have been detained following protests across Inner Mongolia against recently announced language education reforms. The new policies would gradually replace...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 21, 2015
At his Culturally Curious blog, Matt Adler talks to Columbia University’s Robert Barnett...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 21, 2012
A widespread fear among Tibetans, both at home and in exile, is that their language will die out. Education reforms relegating Tibetan to secondary status in schools are one of the core grievances against Chinese authorities,...
by Sophia Cao | Dec 26, 2006
From Smh.com: CHINGLISH, the often funny mistranslation of Chinese into English, may soon be harder to find as Beijing prepares to standardise translations of thousands of Chinese dishes and public signs before the 2008 Olympic Games. The city, determined to promote itself as modern and sophisticated, is planning to get rid of translations such as […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 9, 2005
From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: S.H. Chang is a Yiddish specialist at Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan. She may be one of a kind ” after all, you don’t find many Chinese academics in Taiwan studying and writing about Yiddish. A soft-spoken Taiwanese woman in her early 30s who has written about and […]
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