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By David Jasper,Youzhuang Geng,Hai Wang,Trevor Hart,Andrew W. Hass,Elisabeth Jay,David Lyle Jeffrey,John T. P. Lai,B. H. McLean,Huilin Yang,Jing Zhao,Eric Ziolkowski

Western literature, from the mysterious determine of Marco Polo to the planned fictions of Daniel Defoe and Mark Twain, has built photographs of China born of dreamy parody or sheer prejudice. The West’s try to comprehend China has confirmed as tough as China’s try and comprehend the West.

A Poetics of Translation is the results of educational conversations among students in China and the West with regards to concerns in translation. “Translation” here's intended not just because the linguistic demanding situations of translating from chinese language into English or English into chinese language, but in addition because the wider questions of cultural translation at a time while China is in a interval of speedy swap. the quantity illustrates the necessity for students, either japanese and western, to profit in a short time to dwell in the trade of principles, frequently with few precedents to steer or advise.

This ebook additionally displays the ultimate impossibility of the duty of translation, that's consistently, at most sensible, approximate. via studying texts from the Bible to poetry and from old treatises to Shakespeare, this quantity conscientiously interrogates—and eventually broadens—translation by means of exposing the a number of ways that linguistic, cultural, non secular, historic, and philosophical that means are shaped via cross-cultural interaction.

Readers invested within the complexities of translation betwixt China and the West will locate this quantity choked with fascinating reports and attentive readings that surround the myriad matters surrounding East-West translation with rigor and imagination.

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