The Ugly Duckling in Chinese

19. January 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

This isn’t the first time that Hans Christain Andersen’s fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling, illustrated by Johannes Larsen, has been published in Chinese. In the book collection of the Johannes Larsen Museum, there is a small volume from around 1960 of The Ugly Duckling with pictures by Johannes Larsen. In China, Hans Christian Andersen is one of the most popular and well-known authors. But whether the Chinese also remember the artist from Funen (along with the author from Funen), is doubtful.
Nonetheless, the Johannes Larsen Museum has now made sure that The Ugly Duckling, with illustrations by Johannes Larsen is again available in Chinese. The watercolour illustrations are better than those in the original edition from 1960, as the new version uses the paintings from the series done in 1942, which has 35 watercolours. The museum has chosen to publish the Chinese version of The Ugly Duckling at this time because of the big focus on Chinese investments and tourism that there is right now on Funen.

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