Title

Patronage and translation : a case study

Document Type

Working paper

Source Publication

ATINER'S Conference Paper Series

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Issue

LIT2012-0254

First Page

1

Last Page

15

Publisher

Athens Institute for Education and Research

Abstract

Patronage is an important social and literary phenomenon widely discussed in various fields of humanities and social sciences. This article mainly discusses the relationship between patronage and translation through a case study in twentieth-century China. The article reveals the prior function of a patron, i.e. to support instead of hindering the work of a translator, and demonstrates that a patron-translator relationship can be a harmonious collaboration, especially when the translator and his/her patron share some common principles and purposes. In the field of translation studies, patronage thus could be understood as the action of persons or organizations that offer financial support or use their influence to advance a translation activity.

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22412891

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Recommended Citation

Bai, L. (2012). Patronage and translation: A case study. ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, LIT2012-0254. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research.