“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Granta Interview with Ha Jin

http://www.granta.com/Online-Only/Interview

For me, the most important of all is to have a sense of the English ear: how much it can receive a foreign language presented in English. In general, if a character speaks Mandarin or another foreign language, the speech should not be too standard in English, but then how much can it be stretched and even distorted? That has to be decided case by case.

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