An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Volume 2): From the Late Twelfth Century to 1800

An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Volume 2): From the Late Twelfth Century to 1800

by Martha Cheung, Robert Neather

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Translation has a long history in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist monks, Jesuit priests, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, and even ministers and emperors have all written about translation, and from an amazing array of perspectives.

This second volume of the seminal two-volume anthology spans the 13th century CE to the very beginning of the nineteenth century with an entry dated circa 1800. It deals mainly with the transmission of Western learning to China – a translation venture that changed the epistemological horizon and even the mindset of Chinese people. Also included are texts that address translation between Chinese and the languages of China's Central Asian neighbours, such as Manchu, which was to become of crucial importance in the Qing Dynasty.

Comprising 28 passages, most of which are translated into English for the first time here, the anthology is the first major source book of its kind to appear in English. It features valuable primary material, and is essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers working in the areas of Translation, Translation Studies and Asian Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134829385
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents


About the Compiler

About the Editor

About the Translators


General Introductory Remarks



Part One: From the Late Twelfth Century to the Early Ming


Part Two: From Late Ming to Early Qing


Part Three: The Qing Dynasty to Circa 1800


Biographies of Persons Mentioned in the Text

Works Cited


Appendix 1: Chronology of Chinese Dynasties

Appendix 2: Conversion Table: Pinyin to Wade-Giles

Title Index

Name Index

General Index

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