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Interpreters in early imperial China
Staff Publications
  • Wai Chu, Rachel LUNG, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Document Type
Book
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publisher
John Benjamins Pub. Co.
Abstract
This monograph examines interpreters in early imperial China and their roles in the making of archival records about foreign countries and peoples. It covers ten empirical studies on historical interpreting and discusses a range of issues, such as interpreters’ identities, ethics, non-mediating tasks, status, and relations with their patrons and other people they worked with. These findings are based on critical readings of primary and secondary sources, which have rarely been utilized and analyzed in depth even in translation research published in Chinese.
DOI
10.1075/btl.96
ISBN
9789027224446
Citation Information
Lung, R. (2011). Interpreters in early imperial china. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub. Co.