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Chinglish

Friday, November 11, 2011

David Henry Hwang, playwright, and Jennifer Lim, actress, talk about cross-cultural miscommunication and Hwang's new play on Broadway, Chinglish.

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David Henry Hwang and Jennifer Lim
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Comments [3]

Gian Manuel from Miami

Usually people criticize a reality without knowing it well.

Nov. 12 2011 08:03 AM
Neil Blonstein from New York City

Chinglish makes me think of Esperanto. Some people erroneously mock Esperanto as one might Chinglish, the theatrical. But there is a big difference. Esperanto has millions of books---its creator L.L. Zamenhof was literate in some dozen languages--Esperanto's typical advocate (of Esperanto as a second language) in Europe speaks 3 or 4 languages well. The Esperanto Movement have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize several times. The free instructional website Lernu.net has over 100,000 users.

Nov. 12 2011 07:41 AM
Jim B

Absolutely and consistently hilarious website for those who don't know it:

www.engrish.com

Nov. 11 2011 11:49 AM

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