Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Page: 240-244
Nationalism in Lin Shu’s Translation of Haggard’s Adventure Stories
Ning Li, School of Foreign Languages, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, PR China
Received: Jun. 15, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 2, 2020;       Published: Jul. 6, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200804.19      View  52      Downloads  36
Abstract
Sir Henry Rider Haggard’s adventure stories are the great and influential contributions in the numerous works in Lin Shu’s translated novels, which are also popular in late Qing China. Moreover, the nationalism started from the late Qing period, which has great influence on the national renaissance in terms of dealing with the national crisis and inspiring the national spirits or reform and exploration. In practice, the translation works have great contribution, among which Lin Shu’s fiction translation is of highest value. His translation works are analyzed from the aspects of source text selection, translation principle and skills. As a translator, Lin interfered with the original text by his prefaces and epilogues in the process of translation. It is necessary to discuss reasons why Lin Shu translated large amount of Haggard’s adventure stories from the perspective of nationalism on Lin’s sense of mission in translation during then society. It also tries to figure out the great influence and meaning of Lin’s translated novels from Haggard’s adventure stories in the academic circle of late Qing China.
Keywords
Lin Shu’s Translated Novels, Nationalism, Haggard, Adventure
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Ning Li, Nationalism in Lin Shu’s Translation of Haggard’s Adventure Stories, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 240-244. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200804.19
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