On November 14, 2018, Asahi News Agency of Japan posted an interview on its news electronic page about Fujing Xinglian, a junior high school student in the International Department of Wuxi Foreign Languages School, who translated "The Regretful Dictionary of Biology" in Chinese in her own way.
At first, Xinglian only aimed to complete the homework and started the Chinese translation of the popular series "The regrettable biology dictionary", but her classmates participated in the discussion together, which encouraged her a lot. She not only carefully screened the idiomatic language of Chinese children, but also used the anthropomorphic method to draw interesting illustrations by herself. Her goal is to complete the Chinese translation of the whole series and share the joy of learning biology with more partners. After reading the book, Mr. Jung Ming Jin, a famous zoologist, expressed his joy and highly praised the completeness of the translated text and illustrations.
Also, Mr. Jinquan highly praised the method of translating animal names. First, Xinglian searched for the official scientific names in English or Latin, then she checked the corresponding Chinese names, and carefully described the characteristics of animal sound, which was the same as the methods used by experts in literature research ! In fact, it took her a lot of time and energy. This requires continuous improvement in understanding, rigorous attitude and great patience.
As the second largest news media in Japan, Asahi News devoted much space to report reasons why Xinglian did the translation and the reactions of school students as well as her friends after sharing the translated articles. Hope that the series can live up to the children's expectations, build a bridge of friendship between Chinese and Japanese children and will be published in the Chinese version as soon as possible. After the interview was published, about 75,000 readers from all over Japan gave likes just a few hours before noon.