Prices on the chinese bookmarket are very surprising to most westerners: Chinese translations of textbooks are very cheap compared to their english originals. So I sometimes accept the 8 week shipping from China to save some money while polishing my Chinese.
Today I was surprised to find that one of the standard books about MDSD, written by my itemis colleague Markus VÃ¶lter, has been published in a Chinese version this year: æ¨¡åž‹é©±åŠ¨è½¯ä»¶å¼€å‘ï¼šæŠ€æœ¯ã€å·¥ç¨‹ä¸Žç®¡ç†ï¼ˆå›½å¤–è®¡ç®—æœºç§‘å¦ç»å…¸æ•™æï¼‰ .
The Chinese price is about 40 Yuan, which is 4(!) EUR.
Obviously, they translated it from the English version, since Markus was turned into an “American” author along the way….