Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Translating Foreign Otherness: Cross-Cultural Anxiety in Modern China - Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies (Hardback)
  • Translating Foreign Otherness: Cross-Cultural Anxiety in Modern China - Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Translating Foreign Otherness: Cross-Cultural Anxiety in Modern China - Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies (Hardback)

(author)
£105.00
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 04/09/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This book explores the deep-rooted anxiety about foreign otherness manifest through translation in modern China in its endeavours to engage in cross-cultural exchanges. It offers to theorize and contextualize a related range of issues concerning translation practice in response to foreign otherness. The book also introduces new vistas to some of the under-explored aspects of translation practice concerning ideology and cultural politics from the late Qing dynasty to the present day. Largely as a result of translation, ethnocentric beliefs and feelings have given way to a more open and liberal way to approach and appropriate foreign otherness. However, the fear of Westernization, seen as a threat to Chinese cultural integrity and social stability, is still shown sporadically through the state's ideological control over translation. The book interprets, questions and reformulates a number of the key theoretical issues in Translation Studies and also demonstrates their ramifications in a bid to shed light on Chinese translation practice.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138733282
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Sun Yifeng is one of the most trenchant commentators I know on Chinese ambivalence toward translation, and through translation, toward foreign otherness. Hailing from Western China but based in Hong Kong, Prof. Sun is ideally positioned to explore that ambivalence, and he does so in a measured, thoughtful, and solidly researched way. An excellent book!' - Douglas Robinson, Chair Professor of English, Hong Kong Baptist University

You may also be interested in...

Dent's Modern Tribes
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
It's All Greek
Added to basket
Through the Language Glass
Added to basket
British Sign Language: Teach Yourself
Added to basket
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
Babel
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Thank You for Arguing
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
Think Again
Added to basket
The Wee Book a Glesca Banter
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Word Play
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Lost in Translation
Added to basket
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.