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New novels?

Posted: May 16, 2015 at 4:28 AM
by Jenxi
Anyone interested in reading translations of the newer wuxia or even xianxia novels?

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM
by wind
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...

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 11:05 PM
by Jenxi
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.

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 2:18 AM
by 东方不败
What are the new novels that you speak of?

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 4:46 AM
by Zhao Yun
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.

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 29, 2015 at 4:35 AM
by Phoenix
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)?

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 2:30 AM
by Jenxi
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.

Re: New novels?

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 2:45 AM
by Jenxi
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.

Re: New novels?

Posted: June 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM
by FlyingDagger
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.

Re: New novels?

Posted: June 4, 2015 at 12:01 PM
by 风郎君
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.