Marco Polo Project – second newsletter

Below is the first edition of the Marco Polo Project newsletter. To subscribe, please contact us at

                                                                 August 2012

Welcome to the first edition of the Marco Polo Project eNewsletter


In August, we launched our new translation interface. Our users can now translate directly from the front-page, with side-by-side bilingual text display. We wish to thank our programmer Guillaume Mauboussin for his work on this plugin.

We’ve also set up a twitter account, with the help of Fergus Ryan and Alex Gibson – you can follow us on @mpoloproject for updates – or like our facebook page, Marco Polo Project.


In mid-August, the China in the World Institute at ANU launched the China Story, a web-based account of contemporary China. We’re very proud to collaborate with them through our translation work and weekly digest on, and strongly encourage you to visit their website for high-quality analysis on contemporary China.

In September, Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris will start using our platform as part of their Chinese curriculum, so look out for more translations into French!


Our new contributor, Lesley McLachlan, submitted a series of editorials fromChina Newsweek  – follow 6 months of discussion on Chinese affairs in Chinese and English.

Looking for something original to translate? You could try a piece by Li Yehang, exploring religious issues in China from a Christian perspective.

 Help Us Grow

The Marco Polo Project is a living online community. Without you, we do not exist. Now we need your help to grow.

So that a larger audience can learn about us, please talk about the Marco Polo Project around you, send a link to your friends, or share our translations on Facebook, Twitter, Renren or Weibo.We are also looking for donations and sponsorships, to support further web development. If you think you can help, please contact us at

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