AsianFanatics featured in Mainland news article!
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:10 AM
…..ok, not really ‘famous’ per say….BUT ‘known’ enough to have caught the attention of a Mainland China news outlet and have an article written about us that was circulated on Weibo! Only thing is – well, the article has a lot of inaccuracies in it. Therefore, just to make sure people who are not familiar with AF don’t get the wrong idea after reading the article, we would like to clarify a few things:
1) We DO NOT translate TV series.
The article inaccurately states that the main function of our site is to ‘translate’ Chinese TV series into English for overseas viewers. Obviously, this is not what we do at all. Instead, we provide a platform for fans of Chinese TV series to discuss various aspects of currently airing series (as well as older series) and interact with other members who perhaps share the same interest in those series. Strictly speaking, we are a ‘discussion forum’, not a ‘TV series translation group’.
2) Our site does NOT just focus primarily on Chinese TV series and movies.
Due to the source of this article being from a Mainland China media outlet, there is a misconception that we only focus on Chinese TV programs and movies (more specifically on ‘costume dramas). In reality, our ‘focus’ as a discussion forum is actually quite varied, as there are threads/topics related to different forms of entertainment (i.e. television, movies, music, etc.) from different Asian countries (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Korea, Japan, etc.) – including a forum for entertainment news as well as subforums for individual series. In addition, for those who may not be interested in Asian entertainment, there are also other non-entertainment sub-forums and topics available as well (including non-entertainment news, advice threads, chat threads, etc.). Hopefully, everyone who visits our site is able to find something that interests them.
3) Our site doesn’t just cater to ‘Westerners’
Contrary to what is stated in the article, our members actually hail from different regions around the world, not just from ‘Western’ regions such as Europe and North America. In fact, many of our members are actually from countries in the Asia and Pacific region.
Those who are interested can read the actual article here (the article is written in Simplified Chinese – only the title of the article is translated into English): “Chinese TV Series Translation Group Unmasked: Westerners Love Watching Costume Dramas the Most”
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:55 PM
Edited by Vi Linh, 17 February 2013 - 03:55 PM.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:10 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:46 AM
despite its inaccuracies, i'm still proud knowing that even the popular news media visits here. people would eventually realize what AF really is once they come here anyway