Conceptualising China Through Translation

Conceptualising China Through Translation - Alternative Sinology

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Publisher's Synopsis

This monograph provides an innovative methodology for investigating how China has been conceptualised historically by tracing the development of four key cultural terms (filial piety, face, fengshui, and guanxi) between English and Chinese. It addresses how specific ideas about what constitutes the uniqueness of Chinese culture influence the ways users of these concepts think about China and themselves. Adopting a combination of archival research and mining of electronic databases, it documents how the translation process has been bound up in the production of new meaning. In uncovering how both sides of the translation process stand to be transformed by it, the study demonstrates the dialogic nature of translation and its potential contribution to cross-cultural understanding. It also aims to develop a foundation on which other area studies might build broader scholarship about global knowledge production and exchange.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526157324
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 418.020951
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 580g
Height: 163mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 22mm