Jefferson Award for Best New Work

Chinglish by David Hwang

Chinglish follows a Midwestern American businessman as he travels to China, desperate to score a lucrative contact for his family's firm,  only to discover how much he doesn't understand. Named for the unique and often comical third language that evolves from attempts to translate Chinese signs into English, Chinglish explores the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own. 

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