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LINGUIST List 24.4342

Sat Nov 02 2013

Books: Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan: Chung

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Nov-2013
From: Hattie Clarke <Hattie.Clarkepalgrave.com>
Subject: Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan: Chung
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Title: Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan
Published: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=668095

Author: Yu-Ling Chung
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137332776 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 55
Abstract:

This book examines the rise in popularity of fantasy literature in Taiwan and the crucial, but often invisible, role that translators have played in making this genre widely available. Yu-Ling Chung applies Bourdieu's habitus-capital-field framework to investigate the cultural phenomenon of the upsurge of fantasy translations from 1998 onwards and covers topics such as global fantasy fever, Chinese fantasy, game industry, the social status of translators, and the sociological direction of translations studies. The book particularly focuses on fantasy translators as human agents in terms of their cultural and social influence.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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