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Frontiers of Literary Studies in China

Front Liter Stud Chin    2012, Vol. 6 Issue (4) : 570-581     DOI: 10.3868/s010-001-012-0033-9
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North America, English Translation, and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Kan Wang()
College of Humanities, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China
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Although contemporary Chinese writers attach great importance to the translation of their works and their introduction into the English-speaking world, especially North America, their efforts are rarely able to improve the international status of Chinese literature. There are various obstacles and prejudices faced by Chinese writers that can be roughly divided into three categories: institutional language filters, selective translation based on “Cold War logic,” and self-proclaimed literary evaluation criteria by the English speaking critics. These factors interact to influence the dissemination of contemporary Chinese literature in English-speaking world, especially North America.

Keywords North America      English translation      contemporary Chinese literature     
Corresponding Authors: Kan Wang,   
Issue Date: 05 December 2012
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Kan Wang. North America, English Translation, and Contemporary Chinese Literature[J]. Front Liter Stud Chin, 2012, 6(4): 570-581.
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