Name Anna Chen
Period 1993 - present
Language Swedish, Chinese
Spouse Chen Maiping
|Born January 18, 1965 (age 50)
Sweden (1965-01-18) |
Alma mater Stockholm University Lund University
Genre Novel, children's literature
Books Dreams of the Future: Communal Experiments in May Fourth China
Education Stockholm University, Lund University
Anna Gustafsson Chen (simplified Chinese: 陈安娜; traditional Chinese: 陳安娜; pinyin: Cheén ānnà; born 18 January 1965) is a Swedish literary translator and sinologist. She is notable for translating the work of Mo Yan (the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature winner) into Swedish. Her translations are directly tied to Mo Yan becoming the first Chinese person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. She has translated over 20 other notable works including the writing of Yu Hua and Su Tong.
Chen was born in Sweden in 1965. She entered Stockholm University in 1985, studying Chinese language and Chinese Literature under Goran Malmqvist. She earned a doctorate in Chinese language and literature from Lund University in 1997. After graduation, Chen worked in Stockholm International Library as an administrator.
Chen worked in a Swedish Museum.
Chen married Chen Maiping, who is a famous translator in Sweden, the couple has a son.