Questions tagged [ken-liu]

Questions about the works of the US-Chinese author and translator Ken Liu (born 1976) or his life as a writer.

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What narrative techniques and literary devices in The Three-Body Problem required or justified adjustment in the English translation?

In a postscript to the English translation of Liu Cixin's The Three-Body Problem, Ken Liu drew attention to his approach to the translation work. Ken Liu writes that "differences in linguistic ...
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What is the argument for Kuni being a worthy leader, when all others fail?

The Grace of Kings is deeply concerned with the mechanics of power - who has it; how to get it; how to keep it; what price you pay for it. Through its course, the book surveys a great many rulers and ...
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