9781137332776

Translation and Fantasy Literature in Taiwan Translators as Cultural Brokers and Social Networkers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137332776

  • ISBN10:

    1137332778

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-25
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Sociological Turn of Translation Studies
2. The Evolution of Fantasy Literature in Taiwan
3. A Translation Field in the Taiwanese Book Market
4. Fantasy Translators as Social Agents in Taiwan
5. More than a Case Study

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