Simplified Chinese

China
 

1st Edition Simplified Chinese translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published in 2002 by People's Literature Publishing House (人民文学出版社). This translation uses GrandPre cover art and, interestingly, has the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" printed to the top of the back cover. You must exercise caution when buying Chinese Potter translations as there are MANY unauthorized ones.

Title: 哈利·波特与魔法石 (Hā lì·bō tè yǔ mófǎ shí)
ISBN: 9787020033430
Translator: Su Nong (苏农)
Format: Thin Softcover

Notes: all 7 books published; hardcover books available for all 7 books

Difficulty to-Find-Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

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First Edition translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published by People's Literature Publishing House (人民文学出版社) in 2002. This translation, like the above Philosopher's Stone, has "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" printed across the top of the back cover. 

 

Title: 哈利·波特与密室 (Hā lì·bō tè yǔ mìshì)

ISBN: 9787020033447

Translator: Ma Aixin (马爱新)

Format: Thin Softcover

 

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

 

Simplified Chinese Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Title: 哈利·波特与火焰杯 (Hā lì·bō tè yǔ huǒyàn bēi)

ISBN: 9787020034635

Translator: Ma Aixin (马爱新)

Format: Thin Softcover

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

 

Simplified Chinese translation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Title: 哈利·波特与死亡圣器 (Hā lì·bō tè yǔ sǐwáng shèng qì)

ISBN: 9787020063659

Translator: Ma Aixin (马爱新)

Format: Thin Softcover

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

Revised Chinese

 

This edition is lovely. I really enjoy Kazu Kibuishi's cover art anyway, and I love the art with the different languages. The Simplified Chinese books were published with this cover in 2013/14. This book is actually not only the first Simplified Chinese translation I purchased, but also the first Kibuishi cover. This edition is a little thicker than its earlier counterpart, but not by much.

Title: 哈利·波特与魔法石 (Hā lì·bō tè yǔ mófǎ shí)
ISBN: 9787020103294
Translator: Su Nong (苏农)
Format: Thin Softcover

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common