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Nice News From China

Our Chinese publisher has sent along word that Freakonomics has won an award in China. Here is the certificate.

Freakonomics Chinese Maverick Award

According to Jesse Coffino-Greenberg, a Chinese translator friend, it says:

Certificate of Honor

Guangdong Economics Publishing House

The publishers of “Freakonomics” are hereby awarded the 2006 “New Path Prize” for finance publications.

Jesse explained that he came up with “New Path Prize” from the phrase du bi xi jing jiang — which, he says, “sort of means ‘forging a new path alone award.'”

Our Chinese publisher, meanwhile, called it a “maverick” award. Does anyone else have a third — or fourth or fifth — interpretation?