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Interpreters in early imperial China

Author: Rachel Lung
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.
Series: Benjamins translation library, v. 96.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This monograph examines interpreters in early imperial China and their roles in the making of archival records about foreign countries and peoples. It covers ten empirical studies on historical interpreting and discusses a range of issues, such as interpreters' identities, ethics, non-mediating tasks, status, and relations with their patrons and other people they worked with. These findings are based on critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lung, Rachel.
Interpreters in early imperial China.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011
(DLC) 2011026145
(OCoLC)733546882
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Lung
ISBN: 9789027224446 9027224447 9789027284181 9027284180 1283280450 9781283280457
OCLC Number: 752327161
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 181 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Perceptions of translating/interpreting in first-century China --
Earliest records of labels for interpreters --
Frontier stories of China: Han and non-Han Chinese --
Southwestern barbarians in Latter Han China --
Interpreting encounters with frontier tribes --
Presentation of the three sung poems --
Zhu Fu's perception of Yi --
Tian Gong's perception of Yi --
emperor's perception of Yi --
Implications --
ch. 2 Bridging language barriers in encounters with China in sixth-century Asia --
Commercial interests in tribute journeys --
Hephthalites --
Tuyuhun: "Interpreters" on the Silk Road --
Silla --
Homogeneous translators or foreign translators? --
Chinese learning sphere --
Scripting of state letters for China: Stakes and strategies --
Implications --
ch. 3 Turkish diplomatic correspondence to Sui China (581-618): Was it translated? --
^ Studies on ancient diplomatic correspondence --
Turk and its relations with Sui China --
linguistic argument --
historical argument --
Implications --
ch. 4 Translation officials in Tang China (618-907) --
Foreign relations and translation officials in Tang China --
Foreigners in Tang China --
Central government offices dealing with foreigners --
Duties of the Court translators --
Duties of translators in the Secretariat --
Distinctions between the two kinds of translation officials --
Contingency measures --
Implications --
ch. 5 Interpreters and archival records of foreign contacts of imperial China --
History of interpreting from national archives --
Pioneers in the early documentation of interpreters --
Interpreters as historians --
Interpreting events and their records in history --
Implications --
ch. 6 Interpreters and the writing of histories about interlingual encounters --
^
Series Title: Benjamins translation library, v. 96.
Responsibility: Rachel Lung.

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