LINGUIST List 26.2984

Mon Jun 22 2015

Books: Translating Feminism in China: Yu

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 22-Jun-2015
From: Lisa Farkas <Lisa.Farkastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Translating Feminism in China: Yu
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Title: Translating Feminism in China
Subtitle: Gender, Sexuality and Censorship
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Translation Studies
Published: 2015
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://bit.ly/1J0yc4v

Author: Zhongli Yu
Hardback: ISBN: 9781138804319 Pages: 202 Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Abstract:

This book explores translation of feminism in China through examining several Chinese translations of two typical feminist works: The Second Sex (TSS, Beauvoir 1949/1952) and The Vagina Monologues (TVM, Ensler 1998). TSS exposes the cultural construction of woman while TVM reveals the pervasiveness of sexual oppression toward women. The female body and female sexuality (including lesbian sexuality) constitute a challenge to the Chinese translators due to cultural differences and sexuality still being a sensitive topic in China. This book investigates from gender and feminist perspectives, how TSS and TVM have been translated and received in China, with special attention to how the translators meet the challenges. Since translation is the gateway to the reception of feminism, an examination of the translations should reveal the response to feminism of the translator as the first reader and gatekeeper, and how feminism is translated both ideologically and technically in China.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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