Publisher builds bridges between cultures

16 December 2015

A publisher that uses the power of literature to encourage cultural diversity has received one of the state’s most esteemed accolades – Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence.

eBook Dynasty’s unique Melbourne-based service helps English language authors publish in Chinese and helps Chinese language writers and publishers translate their work into English.

Now in their 14th year, the annual Awards celebrate and recognise the contributions and achievements of 75 inspirational Victorian community organisations, businesses and individuals.

The Manager of eBook Dynasty, Dr Christine Yunn-Yu Sun, was presented with the Victorian Multicultural Business Award at a distinguished ceremony held at Government House on Thursday 3 December 2015.

Established in 2012, Dr Yunn-Yu Sun said she was honoured that the work of the business was being recognised.

"We have been working extremely hard to build a bridge between the English and Chinese worlds. I am a firm believer in the power of words and how it can impact on the lives of individuals and communities."

Born in China, Dr Yunn-Yu Sun arrived in Melbourne in 1997 aged 25 to study. She said it is very important to her, and the organisation, to provide an outlet for Chinese language authors to publish their work.

“We encourage emerging and established Chinese-language authors to cross all political, ethnic, cultural, religious and ideological borders to promote diversity and freedom in literature,” explained Dr Yunn-Yu Sun.

eBook Dynasty say they plan to set up an online forum to encourage open and direct communication among the Chinese language and English language community of readers and authors.

"Like people, books have unlimited potential – both can help to change the world if given a chance,” said Dr Yunn-Yu Sun.

Find out more about eBook Dynasty here

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