Modern China and the West

L’équipe ASIEs est heureuse de vous annoncer la parution de Modern China and the West : Translation and Cultural Mediation, ouvrage collectif co-dirigé par Isabelle Rabut et Peng Hsiao-yen.

Isabelle Rabut est Professeur à l’Inalco et membre titulaire de l’équipe ASIEs.

Pour une présentation de l’ouvrage chez son éditeur, Brill, c’est par ici.

Modern China and the West: Translation and Cultural Mediation, the authors investigate the significant role translation plays in the act of cultural mediation. They pay attention to transnational organizations that bring about cross-cultural interactions as well as regulating authorities, in the form of both nation-states and ideologies, which dictate what, and even how, to translate. Under such circumstances, is there room for individual translators or mediators to exercise their free will? To what extent are they allowed to do so?

The authors see translation as a « shaping force. » While intending to shape, or reshape, certain concepts through the translating act, translators and cultural actors need to negotiate among multifarious institutional powers that coexist, including traditional and foreign.

Contributors include: Françoise Kreissler, Angel Pino, Shan Te-hsing, Nicolai Volland, Joyce C. H. Liu, Huang Ko-wu, Isabelle Rabut, Xiaomei Chen, Zhang Yinde, Peng Hsiao-yen, Sebastian Hsien-hao Liao, and Pin-chia Feng.

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