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Mapping the Translator: A Study of Liang Shiqiu

Liping Bai

In Mapping the Translator: A Study of Liang Shiqiu, the writer studies Liang Shiqiu (1903-1987), who was not only a famous writer and important critic but also one of the most prominent translators in China in the 20th century, most notably the first Chinese to finish a translation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Based on primary sources, this research covers issues related to the historical, cultural, cognitive and sociological dimensions of translator studies. It investigates Liang's translation poetics; the influences of possible patrons and professionals on him; the relationship between Liang's ideology, the dominant ideology and his translation; Liang's debates with Lu Xun about and beyond translation criteria, and whether there is inconsistency or possible contradiction in Liang's translation poetics. This book also analyses the similarities and differences between Liang Shiqiu and Wu Mi-two followers of Irving Babbitt-in terms of translation poetics, and further explores the reasons leading to such differences.

This book is targeted at scholars and students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in the fields of translation studies, Asian studies, Chinese studies, and literary studies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jan 29th, 2024
  • Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.39in - 0.58lb
  • EAN: 9781032222950
  • Categories: JournalismChineseTranslating & Interpreting

About the Author

Liping Bai is an assistant professor at the Department of Translation of Lingnan University. His research papers appear in international journals including Across Languages and Cultures, Archiv Orientální/Oriental Archive, Babel, Perspectives, The Translator, Neohelicon, Humanitas, Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, and Translation Quarterly. He is also interested in practical translation and has published a number of translations between Chinese and English.

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