An easy-to-understand interpretation of Confucius'
Analects will be translated and released in
English-speaking countries next year, its publisher said on
Yu Dan, author of the top-selling book, and senior staff members
from the Zhonghua Book Company were at a ceremony on Monday to mark
the one-year anniversary of the book's release.
Zhonghua Book Company said discussions with foreign publishers
are coming to an end, and a contract is likely to be inked in
However, the publisher refused to give more details.
Last year, Yu Dan, professor from Beijing Normal University,
China's top university for teachers, rose to national fame by
reinterpreting the Analects on television. She later
turned the transcripts of her lectures into a book. The copyright
royalties earned her the second spot on a list of Chinese writer
millionaires released earlier this month.
(CRI.cn November 28, 2007)