An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Version by Martha Cheung Pui Yiu,Lin Wusun PDF

By Martha Cheung Pui Yiu,Lin Wusun

ISBN-10: 1900650924

ISBN-13: 9781900650922

Translation has a protracted historical past in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist priests, Jesuit monks, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, or even ministers and emperors have all written approximately translation, and from an grand array of views. Such an exhilarating range of perspectives, reflections and theoretical puzzling over the paintings and enterprise of translating is now introduced jointly in a two-volume anthology. the 1st quantity covers a timeframe from approximately the fifth century BCE to the 12th century CE. It offers with translation within the civil and govt context, and with the huge undertaking of Buddhist sutra translation. the second one quantity spans the thirteenth century CE to the Revolution of 1911, which introduced an finish to feudal China. It offers with the transmission of Western studying to China - a translation enterprise that modified the epistemological horizon or even the approach of chinese language humans. Comprising over 250 passages, such a lot of that are translated into English for the 1st time right here, the anthology is the 1st significant resource booklet to seem in English. It consists of necessary fundamental fabric, permitting entry into the minds of translators operating in a time and house markedly diversified from ours, and in methods international or perhaps impossible to us. the subjects those writers mentioned are general. yet instead of a comfy journey on well-trodden flooring, the anthology invitations us on an exhilarating trip of the imagination.

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