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First German Edition of Jin Yong's "The Legend of the Condor Heroes" (Die Legende der Adlerkrieger)


Until now, JIN Yong’s German fans had to make do with often incomplete and deficient English or German hobby-translations. This lack of translations arises not least because of the particular characteristics of the original texts: those are filled with allegories, references to classic Chinese texts, as well as with terms from Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Chinese medicine. The translator Karin Betz has already translated several works of award-winning Chinese authors into German. Now she has also taken on and accomplished this great task. In October 2020, “Die Legende der Adlerkrieger” (Legend of the Condor Heroes) will be released as the first German translation of any of JIN Yong’s works. In this respect it is a milestone of the genre.