Reinhard F. Hahn (known by most as “Ron” these
days) was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, has lived in Australia, China,
Israel and the USA, and has traveled extensively in Eurasia, Australia and
North America. Currently, he lives on the west coast of the United States,
before that in Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia.
His interests can be summarized with the
word “communication.” Language and intercultural communication make up the core of his range of interests
After years of academic pursuits, Hahn revived
his artistic passions at about the same time he rediscovered what these days
called his “roots.” With it came his ancestral language Low Saxon (“Low German”) which at that time, under pressure from the European Union, happened to gain
the Eastern Netherlands.
Based on the assumption
that Low Saxon is a language in its own right and ought to be treated and used
it works written in other languages, including Japanese and Chinese. Some of
this is considered outlandish in some tradition-mired North German circles,
the language outside the narrow confines with which centuries of suppression
have left it.