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Works of Sholem Aleichem to Be Published in Chinese by Red China

The works of Sholem Aleichem will be published in Chinese and sold in bookshops throughout Communist China, the New China News Agency reported today. One volume containing a translation of “From the Market” has already appeared, the official Chinese agency said.

The news agency also reported that a Chinese Government spokesman called the Yiddish writer “a giant in world literature” and that the publication in Chinese was timed to coincide with the 100th birthday of the writer.