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Diverse Voices in Translation Studies in East Asia


Edited By Nana Sato-Rossberg and Akiko Uchiyama

This edited volume showcases essays revolving around diverse translation discourses and practices in China, Korea and Japan. Knowledge transfer and cultural exchanges have historically flourished in East Asia and translation functions as an important social, cultural and political tool to this day. The essays in this volume discuss a wide range of historical and contemporary subjects, each examining distinctive translational activities and foregrounding their cultural significance in their respective time and place. They give a voice to various translational traditions in East Asia, where regional particularities and interlinkages are in effect. The contributors bring together different areas of expertise, such as the history of translation, political activism and translation, literary translation, transcreation and the translation profession.

«Rich in detail, this is a welcome and well-researched addition to the body of writing on translation in Asia and a must-read introduction for anyone interested in learning more specifically about the diversity of translation practices in historical and contemporary contexts in China, Taiwan, Japan, and North and South Korea.» (Judy Wakabayashi, Professor of Japanese Translation, Kent State University, and co-editor of Asian Translation Traditions (2005))