Translation and Cultural Change

Studies in history, norms and image-projection

| The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ISBN 9789027216670 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781588116277 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027294487 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
History tells us that translation plays a part in the development of all cultures. Historical cases also show us repeatedly that translated works which had real social and cultural impact often bear little resemblance to the idealized concept of a ‘good translation’. Since the perception and reception of translated works — as well as the translation norms which are established through contest and/or consensus — reflect the concerns, preferences and aspirations of their host cultures, they are never static or homogenous even within a given culture.

This book is dedicated to exploring some of the factors in the interplay of culture and translation, with an emphasis on translation activities outside the Anglo-European tradition, particularly in China and Japan.

[Benjamins Translation Library, 61]  2005.  xvi, 195 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editor’s Preface
Notes on Contributors
Translation as an agent for change
Enhancing Cultural Changes by Means of Fictitious Translations
Gideon Toury †
Translation and Cultural Transformation: The Case of the Afrikaans Bible Translations
Jacobus A. Naudé
Cultural Borderlands in China's translation history
Eva Hung
Cultural perception and translation
Translating China to the American South: Baptist Missionaries and Imperial China, 1845–1911
Ray Granade and Tom Greer
Translating the Concept of ‘Identity’
Eva Richter and Bailin Song
Translation and National Cultures: A Case Study in Theatrical Translation
Alain Piette
The Japanese experience
The Reconceptualization of Translation from Chinese in 18th Century Japan
Judy Wakabayashi
Translationese in Japan
Yuri Furuno
The Selection of Texts for Translation in Postwar Japan — An Examination of One Aspect of Polysystem Theory
Noriko Matsunaga-Watson
Case studies from China
Translation in Transition: Variables and Invariables
Lin Wusun
On Annotation in Translation
Han Jiaming
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Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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