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The National Politics of Media Translation – With Reference to the Political Discourse on the China-North Korea Relationship

Centre for Translation (June 20, 2019)


LENGTH : 74 min.
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SUMMARY : This research studies how Chinese news and its translation have approached the China-DPRK relationship before and after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s first visit to China in March 2018. The paper presents a case study of China’s biggest, state-run Chinese-language newspaper The People’s Daily and its equally state-run English-language China Daily. It examines what has been published in the former before and after Kim’s first meeting with President Xi of China, and how the issue has been handled in the latter, whose relevant news items are believed to be largely based on [assumed] translations or rewritings of corresponding items in the former. The differences found in the political discourse in Chinese media and its translation give valid testimony to the author’s argument that national politics plays a pivotal role in both media production and translation, and that the dynamics imbedded in them transcends the commonly assumed constraints of any cultural and political dogmatism.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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