An Overview of Chinese Translation Studies at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Past, Present, Future, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An Overview of Chinese Translation Studies at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Past, Present, Future, 1st Edition

By Weixiao Wei

Routledge

272 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Description

An Overview of Chinese Translation Studies at the Beginning of the 21st Century presents and analyses over 100,000 bibliographic notes contained within a large academic database focusing on translation within China.

Exploring Chinese translation studies two decades before and after the year 2000, the book will introduce aspects of theory, culture, strategy, register, genre, and context to the field of translation in China and will also take into account the impact of technology, education and research within this field.

Aimed at postgraduate students and researchers of Translation Studies, the focus of An Overview of Chinese Translation Studies at the Beginning of the 21st Century is the theory and practice of Translation Studies within a fast-paced and growing academic discipline.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The inception of Chinese translation theory Chapter 2. The blossoming of Chinese translation theory Chapter 3. Chinese translation activities, translators and translation theory Chapter 4. The translation of Chinese culture and the culturization of Chinese translation Chapter 5. Translating Chinese literature Chapter 6. Chinese Translation: from research to teaching

About the Author

Weixiao Wei is currently a Lecturer at Taiyuan University of Technology in China. She obtained her MA in Foreign Languages and Literature from Taiyuan University of Technology in 2010. Her research interests include discourse analysis, language education, and translation studies. She has written chapters in Routledge Handbooks (of Applied Linguistics, Chinese Discourse Analysis, and Chinese Language Teaching respectively).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation

Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation

by Chris Shei (general editor)

Description of the series

Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation encompasses scholarly works on every possible translation activity and theory involving the use of Chinese language. At a time when Western translation studies has reached its maturity and scholars are looking for inspiration from elsewhere in the world where the current descriptive work has not covered, the field of Chinese translation offers the greatest potential for discovery of new frontier and formulation of new theories. This series will include monographs and edited works addressing the issues of Chinese translation from linguistic, literary, semiotic, cognitive, cultural, philosophical, sociological, political, socio-economic, educational and technological points of view. In the next few decades, Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation will put together an important knowledge base for Chinese and Westerner researchers on translation studies, as well as for scholars from other disciplines (literature, media studies, political science, machine translation and language technology, the psychology of translation, bilingualism… to name just a few) to draw on for essential information and further research that is based on or relevant to Chinese translation.

Strands of book titles to be included in the series (examples only, non-exhaustive)

  • Chinese linguistics and Chinese translation
  • Chinese literary translation
  • Chinese media studies and translation
  • Chinese politics and translation
  • Chinese philosophy / history / religion and Chinese translation
  • Chinese translation theories
  • The psychology of Chinese translation
  • Machine translation and language technology for Chinese translation
  • Computer aided Chinese translation
  • Chinese translation on mobile device
  • Business / technical / administrative / legal Chinese translation
  • Translation of traditional Chinese medicine

Author guidelines

If you are interested in publishing a monograph or an edited piece under this series, please get in touch with Chris Shei at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk or ccshei@gamil.com. Each book in this series is expected to be 80000 words in length investigating an issue or exploring an area of Chinese translation. Extensive help will be provided to novice and mid-career authors in terms of topic discussion and book structuring, as well as procedural guidance from the writing of book proposal, replying to reviewers’ comments, timeline planning, submission and proofreading and so on. Publishing with a series is a good way to present your first or subsequent scholarly work and to get your name known to the field with the benefits of affiliating your book to a renowned publisher and sharing the established reputation of the editorial board and a line of specifically focused works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR003000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
LAN023000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting