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疫情之下,华裔的“她”成为了“2022年度美国女孩”

来源:21英语网
日期:2022-01-12
据《今日美国》(USA Today)报道,针对亚裔的仇恨事件增多的情况,著名的娃娃制造商“美国女孩”公司近日宣布了该公司史上第一个亚裔“年度女孩”——科琳·谭。
 
图源:USA Today 报道截图

据该公司介绍,科琳来自科罗拉多州,酷爱滑雪,正在适应父母离婚后的变化。科琳对自己的亚裔身份感到自豪,并试图“勇敢直面仇外言论”,譬如当有人说她得了“功夫流感(一个带有种族歧视的新冠病毒表述)”时。

American Girl has unveiled its first Chinese American "Girl of the Year" in an effort to address challenges children may face amid a sharp rise in anti-Asian hate incidents exacerbated by the pandemic, the company said. 

The Mattel-owned company announced last week that its 2022 doll is named Corinne Tan, who is an avid skier from Colorado and is adjusting to changes after her parents' divorce.

She's proud of her heritage and is trying to find "courage to speak up when faced with xenophobic comments," like being told she has "Kung flu," a racist reference to COVID-19, according to a statement from the company.

和许多“年度女孩”玩偶一样,科琳的背景故事紧跟时事:2020年3月新冠病毒开始在美国传播,随之而来的是针对亚洲人和亚裔美国人的种族主义言论和致命暴力事件的报告急剧增加,而包括美国前总统特朗普在内的一些人因疫情而无端指责中国。
Her backstory, like many "Girl of the Year" dolls, is timely: Reports of racist remarks and deadly violence against Asian and Asian Americans increased dramatically as the coronavirus began spreading across the nation in March 2020 and some people, including former US President Donald Trump, blamed China for the pandemic.

《今日美国》网站报道称,科琳的背景故事开发始于2020年初,但随着新冠疫情开始蔓延,该公司决定通过与专家和顾问合作,对主要产品的真实性和准确性进行评估,解决像科琳这样的女孩可能经历的问题,如仇恨亚裔情绪的上升。

图源:AmericanGirl 网站截图

Development of the doll's backstory started in early 2020, but as the pandemic began to spread the company decided to address what girls like Corinne might experience, including the rise in anti-Asian sentiment, by working with experts and advisers who weighed in on the authenticity and accuracy of key products, the company said in a statement to USA TODAY.

作家Wendy Wan-Long Shang参与了科琳的角色创作。

图源:AmericanGirl 网站截图

她在一份声明中表示:“我真心希望科琳的一些故事能让读者感到被关注,不管是因为他们是亚裔美国人,还是因为他们来自重组家庭,或者因为他们热爱滑雪。我认为,当读者感到被关注时,他们就会意识到他们很重要,他们的经历也很重要,他们应该成为自己故事的主角!”

Author Wendy Wan-Long Shang was among those who helped craft the character.

“What I really hope is that there is some part of Corinne’s story that makes readers feel seen, whether it’s because they are Asian American, or because they’re part of a blended family, or because they love skiing," Shang said in a statement. "I think when readers feel seen, they realize that they matter and their experiences matter, and that they are meant to be the stars of their own stories!”

综合来源:USA Today American Girl官网 中国日报网英语点津
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