The Echo of Civilizations - China-Nepal Culture Salon was held in Beijing on Thursday to discuss cultural ties between the two countries as well as latest progress and challenges facing Chinese-Nepali translation and publication.

中国-尼泊尔文化沙龙周四在北京举行,讨论两国文化关系,以及中国尼泊尔翻译出版面临的最新进展和挑战。

Organized by institutions including the Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support Network (CCTSSN) and the Nepalese Embassy in Beijing, the salon was attended by important figures from both countries including Nepali ambassador to China Leela Mani Paudyal and former Chinese ambassador to Nepal Li Debiao.

由中国文化翻译研究支持网络和尼泊尔驻北京大使馆等机构主办,包括尼泊尔驻华大使李拉·马尼·波纳尔和前中国驻尼泊尔大使李德彪在内的两国重要人士出席了会议。

Experts specializing in translation and publication were also present at the salon.

专门从事翻译和出版的专家也出席了沙龙。

As many of the publications about China in Nepal were translated from English into Nepali, lack of Chinese material translated directly into Nepali is a major problem that Nepali scholars are facing, said Hiranya lal Shrestha, former Nepali ambassador to Russia, at the event.

前尼泊尔驻俄罗斯大使Hiranya lash Shrestha说,由于尼泊尔关于中国的许多出版物都是从英文翻译成尼泊尔文的,所以中文材料的缺乏直接翻译成尼泊尔文是尼泊尔学者面临的一个主要问题。

As more publications are translated directly from Chinese into Nepali, Nepalese don't have to rely solely on English platforms to learn about China, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings, according to Basu Dev Dhakal, a veteran Chinese-Nepali translator from a Nepali publishing house.

随着越来越多的出版物被直接从中国翻译成尼泊尔语,尼泊尔人不必仅仅依靠英语平台来了解中国,这有时会导致误解,据一位来自尼泊尔出版社的资深中国尼泊尔语翻译巴苏•德•达卡尔(Basu Dev Dhakal)说。

"Publications serve an important role in helping the two countries understand each other's politics, economy and culture," Dhakal noted.

“出版物在帮助两国了解对方的政治,经济和文化方面发挥了重要作用,”达卡尔说。

The demand for translated Chinese works continues to rise as the number of Chinese learners in Nepal has increased, the translator noted, pointing out that a number of Chinese works have become very popular among Nepali readers.

译者注意到,随着中国在尼泊尔学习者人数的增加,对中国翻译作品的需求不断增加,指出一些中国作品已经在尼泊尔读者中深受欢迎。

"A friend from a local bookstore told me that books about theories proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping have been bestsellers in Nepal since 2014," Dhakal said. 

达卡尔说:“当地一家书店的朋友告诉我说,自2014年以来,中国国家主席习近平和中国前任领导人邓小平提出的有关理论的书籍在尼泊尔是畅销书。