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

By Martha Cheung Pui Yiu,Lin Wusun

Translation has a protracted heritage in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist clergymen, Jesuit clergymen, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, or even ministers and emperors have all written approximately translation, and from an grand array of views. Such a thrilling range of perspectives, reflections and theoretical brooding about 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 bargains with translation within the civil and govt context, and with the enormous 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 bargains with the transmission of Western studying to China - a translation enterprise that modified the epistemological horizon or even the attitude 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 includes helpful basic fabric, permitting entry into the minds of translators operating in a time and house markedly various from ours, and in methods overseas or perhaps unimaginable to us. the themes those writers mentioned are frequent. yet instead of a comfy journey on well-trodden floor, the anthology invitations us on an exhilarating trip of the imagination.

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