LT4327 - Issues in the History of Translation

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Department of Linguistics and Translation
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Course Duration
One Semester
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Not offering in current academic year

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Course Aims

This course aims to expose students to the history of translation around the world, and in so doing help them explore, understand and appreciate the important issues involved and  changes in translation norms and the relationship between those norms and the larger forces of world history.  Lessons will focus on Translation and the Ancient World, Translation and Religion, Translation and the Industrial Revolution, Translation and the Nation-state, Translation and the University, Translation and Colonialism, Translation and Globalization, and so forth; topics to be covered include the relationships between translation and economy, translation and systems of power (church, state, ideology, etc.), and translation and social change. The material covered in the course will emphasize, but not be limited to, the history of translation in Chinese.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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