Bathrobe's Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
unicode encoded

Home > Miscellaneous >

 

 

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.

American Internet suppliers:

Multilingual Books

China Books

Asia for Kids

Master Chinese (China Zest)

In the U.K.

Grant and Cutler

Hongkong:

Commercial Press (Hong Kong) (site in Chinese) carries both the Mainland and Taiwanese versions.

Chinese Internet bookshops (not confirmed if they can accept credit cards or send overseas):

Dang Dang

Singapore:

Try Kinokuniya's shop in Singapore. (They also have a web site). Also try Kinokuniya sites in other countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan.

Japan:

Ato Shoten (Japanese site)

 

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.

U.S. suppliers:

Asia for Kids

Taiwanese suppliers:

http://www.book4u.com.tw (in Chinese).

Kingstone Bookshop (in Chinese)

Hongkong:

Commercial Press (Hong Kong) (site in Chinese) carries both the Mainland and Taiwanese versions.

Hongkong Book City (site in Chinese)

YesAsia (site in Chinese)

Popular Bookshop (site in Chinese)

Singapore:

Try Kinokuniya's shop in Singapore. (They also have a web site). Also try Kinokuniya sites in other countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan.

Japan:

Kinokuniya. (Japanese site).

 

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.

Japan:

Kinokuniya

(Kinokuniya require you to pay a sign-up fee before you can order books. There are other Japanese bookshops around but Kinokuniya is the most international and comprehensive.)

Amazon Japan

U.S. suppliers:

Sasuga Books

Multilingual Books

Books Window

Asia for Kids

Singapore:

Try Kinokuniya's shop in Singapore. (They also have a web site). Also try Kinokuniya sites in other countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan.

 

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.

Vietnam:

Xunhasaba Probably the most reliable. I was able to obtain all the published instalments here thanks to the efforts - beyond the call of duty - of Dao Thanh Thuy.

The Harry Potter books are also available from Tre Publishing themselves (site in Vietnamese, not sure if they ship abroad).

U.S.

Asia for Kids

 

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.

arrow up
JavaScript Menu By Milonic