Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation

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Where to buy the Harry Potter books in Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese

 

If you want to buy the Harry Potter books in Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese, try the suppliers below.

Mainland Chinese version:
Currently Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are out in Chinese translation using simplified characters. 'Quidditch Through the Ages' and 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' are also out in translation.

If you are thinking of buying for someone, the Mainland version is recommended for people of Mainland descent, Singaporeans, and most foreigners who are studying Chinese.

 

Taiwanese version:
Currently Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are out in Chinese translation using complex characters. 'Quidditch through the Ages' and 'Fantastic Beasts' have also been translated.

Please note that these translations are in Mandarin, not Taiwanese or Cantonese. They are recommended for people from Hongkong, Taiwan, Malaysia, etc., and for Overseas Chinese in general. Also, students who learnt their Chinese in Taiwan.

 

Japanese version:
Currently Books 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are out in Japanese translation. 'Quidditch through the Ages' and 'Fantastic Beasts' have also been translated. The Japanese translation of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' is due to be published in 2006.

Vietnamese version:
Up until Book 5, Harry Potter was first published in instalments. A single-volume translation only appeared later. It is now easier to get hold of the single-volume format than it is to find the original instalments (even where these have been republished).

Book 6 was not published in instalments and appeared from the outset in a single-volume format.

Note: The above is provided as a service. I am not affiliated with any of the suppliers, although I have purchased from some of them. I accept no responsibility for problems in ordering. If you do experience problems, please let me know so that I can remove them from the list if necessary.

Thanks to Eric Bute for updated/additional information on bookshops.

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