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Xu Yuanchong and his version of Thoughts on a Traquil Night by Li Bai. [Photo provided to China Daily]

8. Noted translator Xu Yuanchong dies at 100

Xu Yuanchong, a noted translator in China and a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University, died at 100 in Beijing in June this year.

Xu dedicated his career to building bridges among the world's Chinese, English and French speaking people, translating Chinese works into English and French, and major Western publications into Chinese. He devoted himself to literary translation for more than 60 years, primarily focusing on English translations of ancient Chinese poetry.

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