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COVID-19 book needs translators

THE publishers of “COVID-19: From Basics to Clinical Practice,” a new book from local medical expert Zhang Wenhong, are looking for volunteer translators who can help share China’s experiences battling the virus with overseas readers.

Zhang is a leading infectious disease expert at Shanghai’s Huashan Hospital. He also heads the Shanghai medical team responsible for fighting the novel coronavirus.

He and his colleagues have granted copyright of the book to Fudan University Press for free. The press is contacting overseas publishing houses.

It will provide free copyright to countries including Spain, Italy and Iran.

Now there’s an urgent need for volunteers who can translate into languages such as Italian, Persian, Spanish, English, French and German.

Fudan press has released 20 pages of the book on its WeChat account. Candidates can choose five pages to translate and send their work to

The results will then be reviewed by overseas publishers. Those selected will have their names listed in the translated works.


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