Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Edited by Lawrence Wang-chi Wong

The Chinese University Press

Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

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Pub Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9789882370517

400 Pages

Format: Hardcover

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Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Edited by Lawrence Wang-chi Wong

The Chinese University Press

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This volume aims at studying the role played by translation in the modernization process of the East Asian countries. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many people saw the West as a model for modernization and hence modernization in East Asia was more often than not taken as a process of learning from or even imitating the West. In this process, translation played a crucial role, when efforts were made to import Western ideas, knowledge, concepts, and practices. The papers in this volume study and explain the various translation phenomena in the modernization processes of China, Korea, and Japan.

About the Author

Lawrence Wang-chi Wong is chairman and professor of humanities at the Department of Translation, and director of the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His major research areas are modern Chinese literature, Hong Kong studies, and translation history of early-modern and modern China. He has single-authored 14 books and over 130 academic articles and book chapters in these fields. He is also the executive editor of Renditions and chief editor of the Journal of Translation Studies and Studies in Translation History.