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Merck Social Translating Project
Translations

The ten translators in the Merck Social Translating Project have worked intensively on translating the book “Die Welt im Rücken” (“The World at Your Back”) into ten different Asian languages. The translations are now being published in the following languages: Bengali, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Mongolian, Sinhalese, Thai, and Vietnamese. On this page you will find an overview of currently published translations.

The Korean translation of “The World at Your Back”

Korean translation
'등 뒤의 세상'

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Ki-Sook Lee
Publisher: Solbitkil
Cover: © Solbitkil
Date of publication: June 2018

The Mongolian translation of “The World at Your Back”

Mongolian translation
НУРУУН ДЭЭРХ ЕРТӨНЦ

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Ariuntsetseg Ganbold
Publisher: Monsudar Publishing LLC
Cover: © Monsudar Publishing LLC
Date of publication: December 2018

The Vietnamese translation of “The World at Your Back”

Vietnamese translation
Bên bờ vực thẳm

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Quang Le
Publisher: Nhà xuất bản Trẻ (Tre Publishing House)
Cover: © Tre Publishing House
Date of publication: October 2018

The Marathi translation of “The World at Your Back”

Marathi translation
Aakashpatal

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Sunanda Mahajan
Publisher: Continental Publishers Cover: © Continental Publishers
Date of publication: October 2018

The Sinhalese translation of “The World at Your Back”

Sinhalese translation
Maa Nowana Mama

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Ashani Shalika Ranasinghe
Publisher: Sandakada Arts
Cover: © Sandakada Arts
Date of publication: October 2018

Japanese translation of “The World at Your Back”

Japanese translation
'背後の世界'

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Jisung Kim
Publisher: Kawade Shobo Shinsha
Cover: © Kawade Shobo Shinsha
Date of publication: October 2018

Chinese translation of “The World at your Back”

Chinese translation (simplified)
'背向世界'

Original: Die Welt im Rücken / Thomas Melle
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag Berlin 2016
Translation: Xiliang Shen
Publisher: People’s Literature Publishing House
Cover: © People’s Literature Publishing House
Date of publication: October 2018

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