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Monika Li – translator between Taipei and Berlin

Monika Li translates Taiwanese literature into German.

Finally traveling to Taiwan again and eating “stinky tofu”. That is what Monika Li is currently dreaming of, as she says. “Unfortunately, you can’t get it in Germany, and it tastes incredible.” Li is a teacher, sinologist and translator. She first traveled to Taiwan during her studies. “This country just absorbed me,” she recalls. She was rather sullen when she boarded the plane back to Germany. Today, at the side of her Taiwanese husband, her life alternates between Taipei and Berlin.

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