Tag Archives: Journey to the West

#Depression Is No Joke – It’s Killing People Everywhere!

Last week, the tragic news of Robin Williams’ passing shocked the world. Social media went into a frenzy of articles, pictures, videos and comments as tributes poured in from the four corners of the globe. While the vast majority of … Continue reading

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When a #ProfessionalInterpreter Met a Prostitute

THE driver cut the engine and they waited below imposing church spires. All eyes were on the walkie-talkie, waiting for confirmation from the police officers watching the property in question. The adrenaline in the van was palpable. Pearl looked at … Continue reading

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Meeting Pearl Zhang, Protagonist of “Journey to the West” Trilogy – #CharacterInterview

Please tell us, who is Pearl? My Chinese name is Zhenzhu,  珍珠, and Pearl is a direct English translation. Partly inspired by Pearl S Buck, the author named her protagonist after her literary idol in The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tao

This day in the depth of winter in 1986, in the city of Chongqing, a wee baby boy was born, at 3.4 kilos, the bundle of joy was healthy, mature and his first cry on this earth, louder than anyone … Continue reading

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