Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin grew up in England, studied Chinese and German at Edinburgh University, and spent the next 24 years in Hong Kong, where he acquired a Masters in Linguistics at Hong Kong University and pursued his first two careers: as English teacher and then as government bureaucrat. He began translating fiction as a relief from drafting government policy proposals. Before retiring in 2012, Godwin spent five years as chief representative in China of the UK Research Councils. He now divides his time between the English Cotswolds and his wife Sarah’s hometown, Beijing.

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