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Foreign translators awarded for promoting Chinese culture


20:58, July 02, 2013

BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Ezra Vogel, an American expert on China, along with five other foreigners on Tuesday won the special book award for promoting Chinese culture around the world.

The other prize winners included Italian sinologist Lionello Lanciotti, Argentinean writer Jorge E. Malena, Egyptian writer Mohsen Said Fergani and Indonesian publisher Yoza Suryawan, according to the General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

Swedish translator Anna Gustafsson Chen, who has translated works by China's first Nobel prize winner in literature Mo Yan, also received an award.

The Special Book Award of China was set up in 2005 to reward foreign translators, writers and publishers for their contribution to introducing Chinese culture to the world. A total of 33 foreign experts from 14 countries have won the prize.

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