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Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Michael Gibbs Hill


How could a writer who knew no foreign languages call himself a translator? How, too, did he become a major commercial success, churning out nearly two hundred “translations” over twenty years? With rich detail and lively prose, Lin Shu, Inc., crosses the fields of literary studies, intellectual history, and print culture, offering new ways to understand the stakes of translation in China and beyond. This book shows how Lin Shu (1852–1924) rose from obscurity to become China's leading translator of Western fiction at the beginning of the twentieth century. Well before Ezra Pound's and Bertolt ... More

Keywords: world literature, Chinese literature, Chinese history, world history, translation studies, print culture, comparative literature, Asian studies, literary theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199892884
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Gibbs Hill, author
University of South Carolina