New novels?

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New novels?

Post by Jenxi » May 16, 2015 at 4:28 AM

Anyone interested in reading translations of the newer wuxia or even xianxia novels?


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Re: New novels?

Post by wind » May 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM

personally, i would rather have better translations of existing novels... some of the fan translations are bad... i understand the translators do their best but poor translations mean we can't fully appreciate the text...

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Re: New novels?

Post by Jenxi » May 19, 2015 at 11:05 PM

Thanks for the feedback! I agree with the need for improvements of existing translations.

However, some people would feel that they would rather read translations of new or previously untranslated stuff rather than re-read something they have already completed. It'll be glad to hear the opinions of those who feel this way so we get the perspective from the other side.

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Re: New novels?

Post by 东方不败 » May 22, 2015 at 2:18 AM

What are the new novels that you speak of?

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Re: New novels?

Post by Zhao Yun » May 27, 2015 at 4:46 AM

I read a bit of Douluo Dalu. Didn't like the translations though. Appreciate the effort but the quality was quite a turn off. It started out promising then went downhill. Perhaps the quality was compromised in the rush to meet the demand.

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Re: New novels?

Post by Phoenix » May 29, 2015 at 4:35 AM

I'd be interested in reading new novels, but as I'm unfamiliar with these, can you share example of a new novel and written by whom? Thanks. btw, what is xianxia (pardon my ignorance)?

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Post by Jenxi » May 30, 2015 at 2:30 AM

Zhao Yun wrote:I read a bit of Douluo Dalu. Didn't like the translations though. Appreciate the effort but the quality was quite a turn off. It started out promising then went downhill. Perhaps the quality was compromised in the rush to meet the demand.
I read the first translated chapter and then went back to reading the Chinese text instead. The translation misses out a lot of details and get some things wrong.

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Post by Jenxi » May 30, 2015 at 2:45 AM

Phoenix wrote:I'd be interested in reading new novels, but as I'm unfamiliar with these, can you share example of a new novel and written by whom? Thanks. btw, what is xianxia (pardon my ignorance)?
These are contemporary works by emerging authors. There are a few such a Douluo Dalu, Coiling Dragon, Stellar Transformation.

Wuxia novels revolve around chivalrous heroes. Xianxia stories have immortals as the protagonists. I would place xianxia under high fantasy? Though it is more of a mix of high fantasy and mythic fantasy.

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Re: New novels?

Post by FlyingDagger » June 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM

东方不败 wrote:What are the new novels that you speak of?
I'd like to chime in and ask what are the new novels too. I'm really interested in this.

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Re: New novels?

Post by 风郎君 » June 4, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Xian Xia is a good idea, but is that a different genre or the new wuxia? If xian xia is accepted here, that would open up a lot more topics to talk about as it's quite popular now.

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