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David Henry Hwang, playwright, and Jennifer Lim, actress, talk about cross-cultural miscommunication and Hwang's new play on Broadway, Chinglish.
Usually people criticize a reality without knowing it well.
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.
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