Violet Law

Violet graduated from the University of Chicago (with bona fides in liberal arts but an ostensible major in economics) and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She specializes in translating Chinese nonfiction into English. She reads both classical and simplified Chinese.

Works by Violet Law

Voices from Tibet[听说西藏] by Woeser & Wang Lixiong (Published in November 2013 by University of Hawai'i Press and Hong Kong University Press)

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Enriching Lives [厚生利群]: Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010 (Published in December 2010 by Hong Kong University Press)

The Petitioner [上访者]: Living Fossil under Chinese Rule by Law, by Du Bin, Beijing-based photographer for The New York Times. Published in The South China Morning Post magazine, September 2009 (excerpts) [First prize for features, 14th Annual Human Rights Press Awards]

Memoirs of Dr. Gao Yaojie [高洁的灵魂] (China's most prominent AIDS crusader now in exile), published in The South China Morning Post magazine, January 2008 (excerpts)