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Stage Review

Clash of cultures, ambitions in Lyric Stage’s ‘Chinglish’

There’s a wryly telling observation, often attributed to George Bernard Shaw, that America and England are two nations “divided by a common language.’’

What, then, of America and China, two nations divided by different languages yet increasingly interdependent, their economic and geopolitical destinies entwined, their citizens drawn together in matters business and personal?

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