Translation Musings: Happy Chinese New Year!

Today sees the start of a 15-day celebration marking the end of the Year of the Water Snake and the beginning of the Year of the Wooden Horse in the Chinese calendar. Shēngxiào, the Chinese zodiac, originates from the Han dynasty (206-220BC). It operates around a...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today we leave the Chinese Year of the Dragon and move into the Year of the Water Snake. The snake is associated with wisdom, beauty and intelligence but also pride and anger. According to Chinese astrology, those born in the Year of the Snake are considered...