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By Martha Cheung Pui Yiu,Lin Wusun

Translation has a protracted historical past in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist clergymen, Jesuit monks, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, or even ministers and emperors have all written approximately translation, and from an grand array of views. Such a thrilling range of perspectives, reflections and theoretical considering the artwork and enterprise of translating is now introduced jointly in a two-volume anthology. the 1st quantity covers a timeframe from approximately the fifth century BCE to the 12th century CE. It offers with translation within the civil and executive context, and with the enormous venture of Buddhist sutra translation. the second one quantity spans the thirteenth century CE to the Revolution of 1911, which introduced an finish to feudal China. It offers with the transmission of Western studying to China - a translation enterprise that modified the epistemological horizon or even the attitude of chinese language humans. Comprising over 250 passages, so much of that are translated into English for the 1st time the following, the anthology is the 1st significant resource booklet to seem in English. It includes priceless fundamental fabric, permitting entry into the minds of translators operating in a time and area markedly varied from ours, and in methods international or maybe unattainable to us. the subjects those writers mentioned are time-honored. yet instead of a comfy journey on well-trodden flooring, the anthology invitations us on a thrilling trip of the imagination.

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