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Author Chan, Tak-hung Leo, 1954-

Title Twentieth-century Chinese translation theory : modes, issues and debates / Leo Tak-hung Chan
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages)
Series Benjamins translation library, 0929-7316 ; v. 51
Benjamins translation library ; v. 51. 0929-7316
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Linguistics.
Translating and interpreting -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1588115119 (US ; hardcover : ; alk. paper)
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