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Karin Betz


Sinologist Karin Betz translates Chinese and English literature. She is a cultural mediator, a publisher, a moderator and a DJ. She also writes reviews and articles, especially regarding literature from China and its translation as well as about contemporary poetry and music. Apart from Jin Yong, she translated the works of such authors as Liu Cixin, Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan, Liao Yiwu, Can Xue etc. During the winter semester 2021/2022 she was August Wilhelm von Schlegel Visiting Professor at the FU Berlin.