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Twentieth-century Chinese translation theory : modes, issues and debates

Author: Tak-hung Leo Chan
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2004.
Series: Benjamins translation library, v. 51.
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Past attempts at writing a history of Chinese translation theory have been bedeviled by a chronological approach, which often forces the writer to provide no more than a list of important theories and theorists over the centuries. Or they have stretched out to almost every aspect related to translation in China, so that the historical/political backdrop that had an influence on translation theorizing turns out to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chan, Tak-hung Leo, 1954-
Twentieth-century Chinese translation theory.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2004
(DLC) 2004041142
(OCoLC)54365235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tak-hung Leo Chan
ISBN: 9789027295675 9027295670 9789027216571 9027216576 9781588115119 1588115119
OCLC Number: 70773829
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages).
Contents: Twentieth-Century Chinese Translation Theory; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; List of contributors; Preface; Part I; Chapter 1. The traditional approach: Impressionistic theories; Chapter 2. "Modern" theories of the 1920s and 30s; Chapter 3. Theories from a postcolonial perspective; Chapter 4. End of the century: The impact of "new theories"; References for Chapters 1-4; Part II; A: Responses to Yan Fu; B: Spiritual resonance; C: Art vs. science; D: The language of translation; E: Literal translation vs. sense-translation; F: The untranslatability of poetry.
Series Title: Benjamins translation library, v. 51.
Responsibility: Leo Tak-hung Chan.
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Past attempts at writing a history of Chinese translation theory have been bedeviled by a chronological approach, which often forces the writer to provide no more than a list of important theories and theorists over the centuries. Or they have stretched out to almost every aspect related to translation in China, so that the historical/political backdrop that had an influence on translation theorizing turns out to be more important than the theories themselves. In the present book, the author hopes to devote exclusive attention to the ideas themselves. The approach adopted centers around eight.

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