Anne in China essay winners read their works during special reception at Montgomery Theatre in North Rustico
© Guardian photo by Sally Cole
Montgomery Theatre president, Mary Crane, left, congratulates contest winners Jo (Hang Ying), second left, and Cindy (Huang Ixhiui) after hearing essays on how the Prince Edward Island described in the new translation of Anne of Green Gables inspired them, during a reception at the Montgomery Theatre in North Rustico. Joe (Chang, Zhou Sheng), left, a youth ambassador from Hainan, P.E.I.’s sister province in China, also spoke. The three young people, as well as representatives from Anne in China Inc., left this past Sunday for China to promote the contest winners and discuss the second printing of Anne in Mandarin.
• Anne in China Inc. officials from P.E.I. are in China, preparing for a second printing of the Mandarin translation of Anne of Green Gables.
• The first printing of 20,000 has sold well.
• To celebrate, two Chinese women visited P.E.I. last week to read their essays about how the novel inspired them.
“Anne and her friend, Diana, and the consummate charmer, Gilbert, will remind you of someone (you know) as will being punished (by) a teacher like Mr. Phillips ... Different countries, same story." Cindy (Huang Ixhiui) in her speech Everyone Has An Anne Inside
• Anne in China Inc. received “thousands and thousands of entrants” in the contest which was co-ordinated by the Sunrise Group of Charlottetown.