Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan

Translators as Cultural Brokers and Social Networkers

Authors: Chung, Y.

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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. Topics covered include global fantasy fever, Chinese fantasy, game industry, the social status of translators, and the sociological direction of translations studies.

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Yu-Ling Chung is Assistant Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include Translation Studies, Bible Literature, Fantasy Literature, Cultural Studies, Social Networking and Journalism. Yu-Ling has translated 7 books from English into Chinese.

Reviews

"The book explores not only the dynamic, complex relationship between different elements in the translation field but also the roles of fantasy translators as social agents, and thereby it enriches the sociological study of translation as a social practice." - Linguist List

"Chung's Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan is an indispensable book for everyone interested in how modern translators serve as brokers between different cultures and what factors explain the rise of fantasy translations in Taiwan...this is perhaps the best source we have to begin to understand the appeal of fantasy in a culture that is traditionally very pragmatic and whose literature is still predominantly realistic." - Translation Studies


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chung, Yu-Ling

    Pages 1-14

  • The Sociological Turn of Translation Studies

    Chung, Yu-Ling

    Pages 15-41

  • The Evolution of Fantasy Literature in Taiwan

    Chung, Yu-Ling

    Pages 42-72

  • A Translation Field in the Taiwanese Book Market

    Chung, Yu-Ling

    Pages 73-106

  • Fantasy Translators as Social Agents in Taiwan

    Chung, Yu-Ling

    Pages 107-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan
Book Subtitle
Translators as Cultural Brokers and Social Networkers
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33278-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137332783
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33277-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46188-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 172
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