Tied Together by Fate
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Research Centre for Translation, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
The story captures an interesting connection between a builder and a chair on the opposite rooftop. The builder lets his imagination run wild and wonders who has been sitting on the chair, while the old lady who owns the chair quietly waits for the builder to go for tea at 15:15, only to realise that not all workmen have tea at that time.
Born in Hong Kong in 1955, Chan received her education from Grantham College of Education and The University of Hong Kong. Her works have been published in several newspapers and literary magazines. Chan produced two collections of essays dedicated to the local culture, 《遊城》(City wanderings ) and 《香港時間》(The Hong Kong time).
GOLDBLATT, Howard 葛浩文
Goldblatt was Research Professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame from 2002 to 2011, and is a prolific translator of modern Chinese fiction, renowned for his translations of the Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, among others. He is the founding editor of the periodical Modern Chinese Literature.
Born in Hong Kong, Hung received her doctorate at the University of London. She was the Director of the Research Centre for Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and editor of the literary journal Renditions. She has translated works by Wang Anyi and Eileen Chang into English.
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Renditions, nos. 47 & 48, pp.42-44