Between Texts, Beyond Words
Intertextuality and Translation
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This volume offers an overview on a variety of intertextual, interdiscursive and cross-cultural practices in the field of translation between Asian and European languages. From a twelth-century Persian poet to a Chinese female novelist of the last century, from the ‘cultural translation’ of Christian texts carried out in pre-modern Japan and modern China, up to the making of the modern Chinese theory of translation based on its encounter with Western literature, the articles collected provide many valuable insights, ensuring a deeper comprehension of the evolving relations between cultures and of the tools adopted by both Asian and European translators on each particular occasion.
Translation • Franciscans in China • Christian lexicon • Missionary linguistics • Zhang Ailing’s novels • Bible translation • Chinese Bible • Kirishitanban • Sadness • Intertextuality • Metaphors • Self-translation • Classical Persian poetry • Iconic turn • Modernity • Jesuit missionaries • Modes of translation in China • Medieval Japan • Pluridiscursivity • Figurative language • Empathetic imagination • Qian Zhongshu • Lu Xun