The images of women in translation in Hong Kong Chinese newspapers in the early twentieth century : a case study of the Chinese translation of the brotherhood of the seven kings in Yousuowei Bao (1905-1906)

Bo LI

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Abstract

The colonial culture cannot be fully articulated without translation in the colonies, and paradoxically mistranslation and misrepresentation are prevalent in the process of intercultural translation. This applies to Hong Kong scenarios in terms of literary translation in the early 20th century. The feudal ethical codes confined Chinese women at home, and the social inequality between the two sexes was immanent in Hong Kong at that time. When translating women images in popular English detective stones into Chinese, the male translators) struggle ed between introducing western women images and abiding to the feudal ethical codes. This article studies the women images in the Chinese translation of English detective stories in Hong Kong newspapers in the early 20th century. Textual analysis reveals the manipulation and manhandling of women images in the Chinese renditions. The immanent cause behind such rewriting is exponentially expounded with reference to the population composition, sex ratios, educational attainment, and occupational distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalisation through translation : a Catalyst Knowledge and Technological Excellence
EditorsAsiah JAMIL, Noor Ida RAMLI, Noraizah Abdul Aziz
PublisherMalaysian Translators Association, Science University of Malaysia
Pages94-105
ISBN (Print)9789834217983
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 13th International Conference on Translation: Globalisation Through Translation: A Catalyst for Knowledge and Technological Excellence. - Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Jul 201121 Jul 2011
http://lib.perdana.org.my/PLF/PLF2/Digital_Content/PLF/000016/1008687.pdf

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ConferenceThe 13th International Conference on Translation
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period19/07/1121/07/11
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    LI, B. (2011). The images of women in translation in Hong Kong Chinese newspapers in the early twentieth century : a case study of the Chinese translation of the brotherhood of the seven kings in Yousuowei Bao (1905-1906). In A. JAMIL, N. I. RAMLI, & N. Abdul Aziz (Eds.), Globalisation through translation : a Catalyst Knowledge and Technological Excellence (pp. 94-105). Malaysian Translators Association, Science University of Malaysia.